Android OS, like iPhone, has a kill switch
posted by PhoneArena Team / Oct 17, 2008, 6:32 AM
The instances, however, are a bit different. Not only is Google letting users know ahead of time, it is offering to do its best to recover users money in the event that an application is removed from the upcoming Android Market (their version of the App Store). Additionally, Google may have more of a need for such a switch, as applications are not vetted before they are placed in the Android Market. Of note, Google institutes a mandatory 24 hour application return period in which the user can return an application and retrieve their money back. Additionally, users can re-download an application as many times as necessary, just in case it is lost.
Source: Computer World via Engadget Mobile
more than likely people are going to hack this phone as well and turn off that switch just like you can with the iphone.
posted on Oct 17, 2008, 7:00 AM 0
don't all phones have a kill-switch, in some way? They can delete an application, or completely turn-off your phone. I have had my Sprint phone turn-off automatically for no good reason (even having calls disconnected). Can't wait to ditch em and go somewhere else.
posted on Oct 17, 2008, 1:12 PM 0
off subject but i got my bill from t-mob and an insert said that they will be limiting 3g access to 1gb per month. any news on this
posted on Oct 17, 2008, 1:14 PM 0
Yeah, so bad they had to hide behind the JD power awards they won!!!!(Wait, now does that make sense?) The memo said you know nothing and contribute nothing you pawn!!! Now.... The 1gb was there, but it was removed a long time ago. They wanted to keep the speeds up on 3g high as possible so they said they were going to do this cap, but quickly withdrew it. It is now back to unlimited, don't worry. oh and back to you..... Didn't you get that memo, now go back to being a hater, you no G1 phone having fool! lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted on Oct 20, 2008, 10:22 PM 0
lol...Winblows!..umm..nuph said!! slow glitchy for end non tech users umm..did I mention..SLOWWW n gets SLOWERRR the more crap u pile on it!!
posted on Oct 17, 2008, 1:42 PM 0
yah..they are limiting on Verizon's 3g access to like 5gig, then you will PAY FOR IT, as usual...get ATT n keep your minutes I did! E
posted on Oct 17, 2008, 1:43 PM 0
limewire is hacked, used, and abused, and with a crap load of viruses. find something else, and who am i kidding. No go ahead and download from it, and get viruses, your not so smart. and get another job instead of being Verizon's bitch.
posted on Oct 17, 2008, 4:30 PM 0
wow arent you people slow. for one it wasnt always limited to 5 gigs 2 its called anit-virus software....read a book 3 everyone has a 5 gig limit unless you want dial up speed t-mobile.....and yes i know they are switching their net around 4 gayt&t ......yes o yes it is
posted on Oct 17, 2008, 5:33 PM 0
Coming from somebody named "Fanboy" Is that funny or what! And how can you give him a hard time when you have VZW. You pay more then anyone. You could talk about coverage and service, cause yes, they are good at that, but not price unless you like up the.....whoa do kids read this?
posted on Oct 20, 2008, 10:26 PM 0
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