Potentially Big Mistake Removes Wrong Apps From Marketplace

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    Google may have just made a pretty big mistake that could leave several developers out in the cold. It seems that Google may have been doing some 'house-cleaning', getting rid of spam and dead apps, and inadvertently included several reputable developers in their cleanup by accident. Several developers are saying their apps have been removed from the marketplace without warning and without reason given.

    There is no way to confirm yet whether these apps violated the TOS at all, but at least one of the developers was even a 'featured app' on the Market not long ago. Right now, it's just a mystery, and there's no response yet from Google in the support forums, but we will try to keep you updated when something comes to light.

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    hmmm... which ones specifically?
     
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    If they were wrongly removed, they will be returned.
     
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    These mistakes come at a time that Google absolutely can't afford to make any.
     
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    Not really. A mistake is correctable and forgiven. Apple's nazi ban hammer is another. It will get resolved and forgotten in no time.
     
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    Care to elaborate?
     
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    Exactly. That's the difference between a "woops, we screwed up" admission vs a "too bad, we run everything in your life" declaration.
     
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    One Dev I know of already Is JRUmmy & his OC script for D2/DX
     
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    They better not remove root apps!!!

    Heck, google even encouraged rooting!

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    That's still there.

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    Just checked..... Gawd dernit! They didn't ban talking Tom cat. I hate you & everything you stand for Tom!
     
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    You hate me?! Lol jk but my name really is tom :)
    I hate that app too.

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    ^Lawlz.... ever since the new market it's the first thing I see.