Jeffrey Mincey on Google’s biggest nightmare on the way to coming true.
Guess who gets stung the most when ad blockers are used? The king of online ads. That would be Google, who just happens to be the arbiter of whatever apps show up on the Google Play Store for Android, and after a few tens of thousands of Samsung’s ad blocker were downloaded Google did what everyone expected.
It pulled the plug.
Samsung’s Adblock Fast was banned from the Google Play Store.
In a staredown of epic proportions with Samsung, Google’s best Android device maker, Google blinked. Google is afraid of ad blockers, and must be upset that Apple allows ad blockers for iPhone and iPad (they’ve been available for the Mac for years; I recommend Ghostery).