Google bans tethering app from Android Market?

Source CNET News: Google has reportedly pulled a tethering application from the Android Marketplace to mollify its first wireless carrier partner.

Don’t expect to find tethering applications on the T-Mobile G1 

Android, which Google says “brings Internet-style innovation and openness to mobile phones,” will apparently not support applications that violate the terms of service of its carrier partners, namely T-Mobile in this particular case. Seth, a developer who worked on an application called “Wi-Fi Tether for Root Users,” said Tuesday that the application was pulled after Google pointed out that T-Mobile, the only wireless carrier shipping an Android phone, doesn’t allow tethering.

Tethering, the act of connecting your mobile phone to your Mac or PC to use it as a modem, is allowed by some mobile carriers with the purchase of an extra data plan but forbidden by others. Their concern is that data sent and received via personal computers could overwhelm a wireless network, but some carriers, such as AT&T, are fine with the practice so long as you pay extra. More >>

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