Scottish app developer Matt Gemmell has written a lengthy blog post slamming Google for setting up Android in a way that makes app piracy insanely easy. Specifically, he says that Android’s open architecture has made it easy for users to sideload pirated apps on their devices without having to even root or “jailbreak” them first. “You search the internet for pirate copies of apps, then copy them onto your (regular, unrooted, non-’jailbroken’) device, and launch them,” Gemmell writes. “The system is designed for piracy from the ground up. The existence of piracy isn’t a surprise, but rather an inevitability.” Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
Developer slams Android app store, calls it ‘broken’ and ‘designed for piracy’
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