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]: Comment by Drumhellar
by ezraz on Mon 30th Sep 2013 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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First they went after "Talk" and replaced it with "Hangouts" (which is still totally unusable even in its latest release version) because XMPP/Jabber seems to be too good for us.

Now it seems we well better prepare for ad-ware infested Google apps on our Androids.

Seriously Google?

1 - We use hangouts just about every day, have our dev meeting with 6-12 people spread around the world, and works like a charm. Cross-platform, quick, and free. No complaints here.

2 - Google is an advertising company. Google is an advertising company. Google is an advertising company. How many times can people ignore this? Android is just another advertising platform that is also a mobile OS, similar to a browser add-on. That's why there is so much extra, buggy crap installed by every brand maker.

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