Originally Posted by dysamoria
WTF does that even mean?
That's because the concept of users having control over what they see and experience is in direct conflict with the core business of google: advertising.
Google is not your friend. Never was. It just managed to do a great job of selling its image to us prior to becoming really obnoxious. Even its basic "service" to users sucks now. Next stop: evil being.
Google has banned them from their own store. You do know that Android allows you to install apps from other sources than the Google Play? That you're also actually able to transfer the apk file to an Android device as a normal file and install it that way?
This isn't iOS, where, if an app is getting banned from the App Store, you would have to jailbreak your device to be able to install that app.