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

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?

Alternatives?

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RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender
by aligatro on Sun 29th Sep 2013 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender"
aligatro
Member since:
2010-01-28

"Google gets cut of every app sold in the play market

That revenue stream is barely self sustaining.

Android Manufacturers who wish to sell android devices with Google services

We don't know if they charge for Google services. CyanogenMOD certainly does not pay for their version.
"

"Barely sustaining" They take a freaking 30% cut from all sales. Also most free apps are monetized by Google ads.


CyanogenMOD DOESN'T come with Google apps, you have to download and install them after you install firmware.

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RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender
by leos on Sun 29th Sep 2013 17:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21



"Barely sustaining" They take a freaking 30% cut from all sales. Also most free apps are monetized by Google ads.


"x equals y? Well that's preposterous x is a very large number!"

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RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender
by JAlexoid on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Thanks for posting irrelevant data.
10%, 20% or any other number has no relevance when it does not generate profits, it does not generate profits.
What does CyanogenMOD's inclusion of Google apps have to do to support you assumption that Google charges for them?

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