Indian Government to Ban Android in India

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Android Ban in India

As per to DNA and PTI, Google’s Android Operating System, on which many smartphones are built and sold in India, reportedly comprises of many adult applications that are considered unfit for viewing by children. Amidst the rising instances of adult content freely available on applications supported by Android phones, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal sought suggestions from the media to deal with the issue.

“I want you people to suggest how can we close it. If we want to close it, you will attack us. I want all the media to come together and tell the minister how to deal with it so that if I do something about it, you don’t attack me,” Sibal told reporters in response to a query on the government’s action to adult applications on Android platform.

 When contacted, a Google spokesperson said the company builds tools and controls into products that help people manage their online experience.

“Google Play developer programme policy does not allow content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child pornography,” the Google spokesperson said in a statement.

It added that if Google becomes aware of content with child pornography, it will report it to the appropriate authorities and delete the Google accounts of those involved with the distribution. “Similarly for Android, we offer content filtering. 

Google Play requires developers to label their applications according to the Google Play ratings system, which consists of four levels,” the statement said. The government had recently come in for sharp criticism for ordering certain websites and web pages blocked for carrying obscene content.

Source : iGyaan

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  • http://www.pavanh.com Pavan Deshpande

    Hey it's very surprising to hear android getting banned in india , i hope it won't be and one more thing i want to know does that adult app's comes up with device manufacture or is it from google play app market

    • http://winappleworld.com/ Anchit Shethia

      Its from Google Play App market :)

  • http://www.techtalk4you.com/ Tarun Jaitely

    I don't think that it will gonna happen. Indian govt. is against the adult apps not against Android and I think adult apps are available for almost all OS whether it is Android, iOS, Symbian, Blackberry, Bada or any other. So, will they going to ban all these too :D

  • JK

    It's shame to hear so! I'm sure it will not happen in countries like India. As Android offers countless possibilities, banning it for such a silly thing isn't a good idea. There are several other ways to prevent pornography?

    • http://winappleworld.com/ Anchit Shethia

      Banning android will opportunity to big players like iOS and BB10 a boost in Indian market.

  • Pramod

    I don't think this will ever happen …if you'll look at the staistics ..people are purchasing android phones more than anything else …if they put a ban on them ..it would have an impact of many businesses.

    Regards,
    Pramod

  • Sean

    following that same thought process they should ban PCs that are capable of running web browsers.