Kicked from the Play Store, new Adblock Plus for Android app released

March 20, 2013
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A new version of the Adblock Plus app for Android has been released, but you’ll have to get it straight from the developer’s site in order to get updates from now on, since the app has been removed from the Google Play Store.

The developers of the app have made it available on their website and note that you need so set your Android device to allow the installation of apps from Unknown sources in order to install it. To get the app, just go to the address in the source link and scan the QR code with your smartphone or tablet. If that doesn’t work for some reason, downloading the apk file to your computer and then copying it to your smartphone should do the trick.

The new version includes a few fixes and also makes manual proxy configuration easier – you do have to configure proxy settings yourself, but it’s quite easy. Also, most importantly, the AdBlock updates automatically.

Adblock Plus Android was removed from the Google Play Store on March 14, together with a number of other ad blocking apps, due to the fact that it was breaching the Google Play Developer Program Policies; namely, it was breaching the part about interfering with ads on a third-party application. The removal caused quite a bit of stir at that moment.

Do you use Adblock Plus or another ad-blocking app on your Android device?

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