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Google patches loophole that allows apps to update independent of Google Play Store

Google seals up holes in Android app store terms and conditions

| Apps News | Posted: Apr 26, 2013 4:45 pm

This morning Google implemented changes to its terms and conditions to ensure that apps can no longer push updates from outside the Google Play Store. This update comes not long after both Facebook and Adblock Plus began pushing updates to their apps independent of Google and Google Play.

 

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"An app downloaded from Google Play may not modify, replace or update its own APK binary code using any method other than Google Play's update mechanism", reads the new sentence in Google's terms and conditions.

 

While this change will have very little effect to Facebook, it seems like another major roadblock for Adblock Plus who was using the independent update method to keep its banned app updated.

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Theverge.com, Play.google.com

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