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Google removes all ad-blocking apps from the Play Store

0. phoneArena 13 Mar 2013, 21:08 posted on

Just in case you've never heard of Google before, it's an advertising company that offers a range of other products from email to maps and even a mobile operating system. Google makes almost all of its money from you looking at ads that it serves up, and if you use ad-blocking software, Google doesn't make any money. So, Google has decided to remove all ad-blocking apps from the Play Store...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 02:13

30. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Lmfao.. Let's see if they have the balls to implement this on the chrome desktop browser as well??? As long as it affects someone else's revenue stream, of course they won't.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:29

36. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Side loading....'nuff said

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 05:33

37. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Google has the right to do what it feels is the correct course of action - as do I. No matter what these companies do, there is always a workaround.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:08

44. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Honestly I think this is a good thing. 90% of the apps I use are free, and they're free because of the adds. Yes, some can be invasive, but in those cases I pay the $.99 or $1.99 to get rid of them. Done. I believe in supporting the people who provide us with these services (and time wasters.)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:42

48. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I fully understand the need for ads to support a website. As long as the ads do not intrude on the enjoyment of the site. Most of the ads on PA are out of the way and does not bother me. But, the ads that are put into words of the piece I'm reading and pop up when I'm scrolling through, makes me want to punch the damn screen every time. As far as Google removing ad-blockers, it does not make a different to me. I did not use them to begin with. I never found a issue where ad were extremely intrusive on my device. Accept for a few non-Google apps....and those apps are no longer used. Even thou, Google has limited your choice in the apps you can get from the Play Store, you still are not out of luck. You can still side load the apps.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:09

50. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I have tons of ad-apps... but I only uninstall and wish to never see again, those that push ad to the notification bar, and unless its essential to me... the ones with full screen ads.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:12

51. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Can I make an ad-blocking app which is ad-supported? JK

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:11

55. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Some ads are pretty intrusive sometimes, or cause problems with apps running. Sometimes they are a big drain on the battery too. I dont have problems with ads as long as the ad doesnt actually deteriorate my experience.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 16:37

57. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


any app that gives me intrusive ads or notification tray ads gets uninstalled immediately.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 04:37

59. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


Most reader here can only whining while they want only sit in front of gadget, eat and sleep. You want the best app with no add? try build yourself. That will be better for your own future and your family if you also can get money from it. Nothing free but in the world of beggar

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