There's a remote ‘kill switch’ for applications on Android phones, too

From this guy

The blogs vilified Apple over the “kill switch” found in the iPhone; let’s see those blogs tear into Google for the very same thing.

Found nestled deep in the G1‘s “About” menu is this notice:

Google may discover a product that violates the developer distribution agreement… in such an instance, Google retains the right to remotely remove those applications from your device at its sole discretion

Lo! How dare Google reserve the right to protect your phone. Evil, evil, evil.

Now, if Google remotely removes an application that you pay for, it says it’ll do its darnedest to recover your money. Thoughtful.

Whether or not people try to make a distinction between how Apple handled remote removal—that is, by not telling you about it—versus Google’s “here’s what’s up” approach, I don’t know. At the end of the day, does that make any difference whatsoever?