Google is removing ad blockers from the Play Store


Many people find ads annoying—that’s why we install ad block extensions on our Internet browsers. Every Internet browser has an extension that can block apps. AdBlock Plus is one of the most popular ones, and there are even filter lists that you can subscribe to so you don’t see ads, period—from the ones that load when you’re trying to watch your favorite music video to the banners on your favorite websites. Mobile devices also have the ability to block ads from apps and websites, but Google is removing these ad blocking apps from the Play Store because it violates their developer agreement.

” You agree that you will not engage in any activity with the Market, including the development or distribution of Products, that interferes with, disrupts, damages, or accesses in an unauthorized manner the devices, servers, networks, or other properties or services of any third party including, but not limited to, Android users, Google or any mobile network operator. You may not use customer information obtained from the Market to sell or distribute Products outside of the Market,” the agreement says.

There are still ways to put ad blockers on your phone, however—you can download ad blockers from outside sources and sideload them onto your Android devices. Of course, if you’re using apps that don’t require the Internet, you can always go into Airplane Mode.

Source: LifeHacker