Google Boots Ad Blockers From Google Play

Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out support for ad blocking in the new version of its web browser for mobile devices, the Samsung Internet Browser. Third party developers quickly responded by launching ad-blocking mobile apps that work with the browser. Now those developers are finding their apps are being pulled from the Google Play, and their updates are being declined. The reason? It seems Google doesn’t want ad blockers to be distributed as standalone applications on its Google Play store.

In case you missed it: Samsung introduced support for ad blocking within its web browser much like how Apple debuted ad blocking support within Safari with the release of iOS 9. Specifically, Samsung launched a new Content Blocker extension API which allows third-party…

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