Originally Posted by Diskb0x
They are slowly doing this with all of the apps so they gain control again. Open everything up and give it away for free to get market share then close down the apps again to try and keep it.
And exactly there is the problem!
Do we want Google to have control?
The quality of Android lies in it's openness.
If all system apps are controlled by Google custom ROMs cannot customize and extend them anymore. Exactly the customizability we all love is what we will lose this way.
Too bad I can't code Android apps myself