We know that trending phones rely heavily on widgets and applications. Truth is, some of these attractive applications aren't always what they are carved out to be. Recently, Google pulled the plug on two apps on the Android Market due to a breach with the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement. The two guilty applications were cunningly misrepresented to boost download counts, although they weren't overtly malicious, according to Rich Cannings, an Android Security Lead. As a final judgment call, Google chose to hit that remote "kill switch" mainly to protect users from possible malicious apps, he added. You may read up more on Cannings' thoughts at the Android Developers' blog.
Telegraph.co.uk - Google has confirmed that it has remotely deleted two applications from mobile phones running the Android operating system after the apps were found to contravene Google app store policy. Product descriptions for the two unnamed apps misrepresented their purpose in order to encourage downloads, said Google.
We think this is a laudable move, as long as Google does not abuse their God-like powers on developers and innocuous apps who aren't part of the chicane campaign. More on Telegraph's article here. For now, please download with caution.