Android app pirate website owners to be sentenced in landmark case


  • Dan man

    The same ecosystem allows apps that are removed from the playstore to be installed. On to pirating i don’t think you can permanently remove pirating from the system, but this is a nice start.

    Personally I don’t play games on the phone and the only apps i need are free or relatively cheap but I’m speaking for myself.

    • awhite2600

      I don’t support piracy. The ability to sideload apps that Google doesn’t approve is one of the reasons why I selected Android over iOS. Google is known to remove apps from the Play Store that could potentially go against their revenue stream. At least these apps can be installed from alternate stores like Amazon or sideloaded from a web download.

    • icyhotonmynuts

      Games aren’t the only things that could have been pirated. There are a plethora of categories in the app community, each charging whatever they feel upwards of $100.00. I remember seeing in my earlier iOS days medical apps costing $250 or more.

  • Andrew English

    If I want to play games I would buy a PC, oh wait I own a PC which I play games on. 🙂

    • icyhotonmynuts

      You lug your desktop PC onto busses and into doctor’s patient waiting areas do you?

  • Jason

    the problem is when a developer releases a paid app for something that doesnt do much or you only use a handfull of times. The best example from me is Pebble apps, I bought a remote app (thank you play rewards) and I just use it to find my phone and it was the cheapest app on the store.

    • Al Chui

      I love Google Opinion Rewards, building my app and music collection dimes at a time. 🙂