Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC

So there you have it - ads are very likely going to be part of Gmail soon. After all, it seems almost silly to not monetize a core app with an absolutely massive install base - between 500 million and a billion. I just hope these ads won't be overly intrusive, and from the looks of things, the Gmail team is approaching the situation with care.

Ads on my Android Gmail application? Seriously, Google?


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RE[2]: You're kidding right???
by lemur2 on Sun 29th Sep 2013 12:22 UTC in reply to "RE: You're kidding right???"
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I want NO ads, in ANY software I use

For Android, look here:

F-Droid is a software repository (or "app store") for Android applications; it functions similarly to the Google Play store, but only contains free and open-source software. The apps can be browsed and installed from the F-Droid website or directly from the F-Droid client app (which is not available in the Google Play store, but can be installed by sideloading). The F-Droid client app will automatically update installed F-Droid apps. The website also offers the source code of all applications for download. F-Droid does not require users to sign up and by default hides applications that contains "anti-features" such as advertising, user tracking or dependence on non-free software.

F-Droid client app screenshot:

Edited 2013-09-29 12:27 UTC

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