Google pulls Samsung-backed advert blocker from the Play Retailer

Google pulls Samsung-backed ad blocker from the Play Store

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Samsung might have stirred up extra hassle than it was anticipating when it began blocking advertisements in its Android net browser. Google has pulled Adblock Quick, the app companion for Samsung’s function, from the Play Retailer. Allegedly, the title (made by Rocketship Apps) violates Google Play’s insurance policies by interfering with different apps and providers. That is a bit baffling, since Adblock Quick makes use of Samsung’s personal code and had the Korean agency’s specific blessing — Adblock Plus is utilizing the identical code and hasn’t run into hassle. The priority, as you’ll be able to think about, is that Google may be retaliating towards Samsung for daring to harm its bread-and-butter advert enterprise.

Do not cry “conspiracy!” simply but, although. Whereas Google is not instantly commenting on the removing, The Subsequent Net hears that the priority could also be how Samsung does advert blocking, somewhat than the truth that it is blocking advertisements in any respect. In that case, Samsung might theoretically remedy its issues by merging Adblock Quick’s know-how into the browser. For now, no less than, you will have to take a look at options in the event you simply cannot stand net advertising in your Galaxy S.