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Google pulls "Official" Siri for Android app from the Android Market, slaps developer

Google slap developer of "Siri for Android", pull it from the Android Market along with the rest of

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm CST (0 mins, 41 secs time to read)

App developer "Official App" posted up an app on the Android Market late last year (December 28th to be precise) called "Siri for Android". The app was sneaky enough to even use Apple's own Siri icon for the app.

Google pulls Official Siri for Android app from the Android Market, slaps developer |

Google were quick to pounce on it, and not only removed the app, but removed the entire catalogue of apps from "Official App". This wasn't before 1000+ people downloaded the app, though. Considering the developer is named "Official App", it could dupe people into thinking that they are in fact, "official".

People can download the app, and it makes both Google and Apple look like fools. These are the issues Google face with little-to-no-checks on their own marketplace, where developers don't need to face application approval and have the power to launch copyrighted or trademark infringing applications within minutes.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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