October 16, 2008
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It seems that Apple is not the only player in the mobile world that has implemented a kill switch to disable/remove applications that are discovered to be dangerous. While we don’t know if the functionality is actually in the Android OS yet, Google mentions it in its terms and conditions.

Computer World has posted a piece on the details.

The important point, I suppose, is that in the event of a “recall” of a rogue app that had to be purchased, Google will try to recover the purchase fees from the developer. If they can’t recover all of the fees, the money they do manage to recover will be split among those impacted.

With a far more open system, the Android Market seems much more at risk for such issues than Apple’s iPhone store.

[via EngadgetMobile]

Darcy LaCouvee
Darcy is the editor in chief at Android Authority. He follows the latest trends and is extremely passionate about mobile technology. With a keen eye for spotting emerging trends and reporting them, he works hard to bring you the best analysis, updates, and reports on all things Android. Darcy lives and breathes the latest mobile technology, and believes Android will be on a billion devices in the not too distant future.
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