It was just a matter of time before it got yanked because it violated Google’s terms. The good news is you can still side-load the app if you really want it.
Or they could ship this by default and allow power users to install what they want, similar to how Apple ships the Mac App Store in OS X.
So 18 months and you’re out of luck.
In 2005, Google promised that banner ads would never come to web search, saying:
There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever.
Marissa Mayer was leading the charge against these things at Google and she’s no longer there. I’m not surprised to see this now.
They are still making these?
It’s Paypal + Passbook, but more limited.
Now supports loyalty cards and coupons, but still can only pay using NFC on a handful of supported devices on one carrier.
Or they could just buy Tesla.
Arming it with a crappy AMOLED display has allowed Moto to provide a really awesome feature, active notifications.
The Moto X has some really cool features and they are going the Apple-route of offering less phones with features they want people to use as oppose to just a spec sheet. It has the potential to do well, but something tells me at $199 on contract, it’s not going to.
AT&T out, Google in. Connection will be ten times faster in most Starbucks stores and 100 times faster in Google Fiber-enabled areas (including Kansas, Utah, and Austin).
An amazing device at an amazing price, but the Android tablet ecosystem still sucks. I’ll probably get one anyway.
Limited to Youtube, Netflix, and Chrome at release; but at $35, it’s a no brainer, especially since they bundle 3 free months of netflix.
Now with a super dense 323 pixels-per-inch display, Android 4.3 that has multi-user support, and optional LTE support.