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Google deletes Android app via remote access

Until now it was more of a hypothetical possibility, now Google has made use of it for the first time and remotely deleted an application on the phones of users. Even if users with a tendency to paranoia are now up in arms, the deletion was justified: the application is a research application that is used to test the possible ...

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More than half of the Android devices run with 2.1

As wired.com reports, 50% of the hits on the Android Market fall on Android 2.1, around 25% each on Android 1.5 and 1.6 - so either the manufacturers have launched updates for their devices or the customers have switched to newer devices. However, the problem of the segmented market is still not smaller ...

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Android Market with over 10,000 apps

As the site AndroLib has determined, the Android Market now contains over 10,000 applications, of which a good two-thirds are free. Google itself does not publish any data on the number of applications (and does not keep the store searchable on the PC), so that there have only been estimated values so far. From Apple with over 60,000 apps is ...

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Android Market with payment applications in Germany

From now on, applications can also be purchased in the German Android Market - until now, this was only possible in the US. This gives developers another incentive to create applications for the G1, and more elaborate applications are also likely to come to market in the near future. The only restriction at the moment: only US developers can currently ...

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Google takes tethering apps back into the market - with limitations

On Crunchgear.com there is the current message, that Google apparently decided to include the tethering apps again in the Android Market. However: this change of heart is not without its limitations. According to Crunchgear.com, the terms of service prohibit the tethering apps from being offered on T-Mobile US (which probably also applies to T-Mobile Germany). So apparently only G1 users without T-Mobile as their carrier can ...

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Google begins censorship of Android market

Google's Android is actually an open operating system for mobile phones and other mobile devices. However, the openness ends at the Market. Several tethering apps (which, for example, turn an Android phone like the T-Mobile G1 into a wifi access point) have disappeared from the Android Market. Dailytech.com and Techcrunch.com report that Google took this action at the urging of T-Mobile - logical, because ...

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