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[4]: Comment by Soulbender
by leos on Sun 29th Sep 2013 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender"
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I pay for my phone. Android Gmail is part of that.

I doubt your phone was free.

C'mon Thom. You understand the advertising model.
You have paid for your phone, and you can reasonably expect that you won't see an ad on the launcher, but you have not paid for the Gmail service, and so you get ads.
That Google would push harder to monetize Android once it took over the market was obvious from the start. Just like Facebook started out with a very clean mobile app free of ads and now they integrate ads into your news feed.

Edited 2013-09-29 17:27 UTC

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