Google Takes Down Applications from Marketplace, World Gets Weird Deja Vu

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This one is strange: Nobody knows exactly why, but Google has taken down most of the more than fifty applications that were supposed to be in the Android Marketplace. Although I'm getting an Apple deja vu here, nobody knows yet why this is happening, although there's plenty of speculation. Explanations range from "trying to save bandwidth" (very unlikely) to "last minute quality check" (weird). As far as I'm concerned, it may have been the little green men, but the fact is that there are only 13 apps up there right now. Update: A message by a T-Mobile forum administrator points out that the change was planned.

Hey all, Looks like an update to the Andoid Market is coming on the 20th. I'm not aware of the changes exactly, but it will require that you re-download any applications you may have downloaded before that point. Remember, the applications are free for the time being so there's no risk of being charged for the downloads. I just wanted you to be aware. === Will Admin, T-Mobile Forums

No reasons yet, though. For now, only these apps are available: • • Plusmo College Football Live • Myspace Mobile • imeem for Android • Plusmo Pro Football Live • BlueBrush • Maverick • MyCloset • Cab4ME Light • e-ventr • TuneWiki • The Weather Channel • BreadCrumbz • Buzzd [Android Community—thanks krztov for the update]