Re: @I ain't Spartacus
"No ads = no revenue = no reason for the dev to release for Android. See the problem?"
Well then they should make paid versions. Tough shit if there's no network connection. Stop the app from working if you're that bloody minded, but don't dare think you have the right to stop me from disabling your app's access to network resources, or any other resources for that matter.
"And while it's YOUR phone, it's THEIR app. Go their way or go without,"
...I frequently do. Rovio's software has no place on my phone until application firewalls are up and running.
"and if more people go without, devs again won't see a reason to release for Android,"
If people who own a massively popular phone platform are not buying your apps, it is not the fault of the platform. Ditto if you don't offer a paid version.
"and remember when the security model was first made, Android was the underdog against Apple. They needed a way to attract developers."
Like joining a new app market for a platform that's extremely promising and cheap? Just how do Windows developers make money on a platform where you can easily get firewalls that block apps from network access?