After Getting Booted From Google Play, Adblock Plus Goes It Alone

By Gary Cutlack on at

The maker of Android advert-removal tool Adblock Plus is currently trying to circumvent Google's ad-blocker ban by releasing a new standalone version designed to be downloaded straight to phone, avoiding Google's app shop censorship entirely.

The new version 1.1 of the app is now available for installation direct from the web and straight to a user's mobile, although, being a rather popular thing that's in the news nowadays, this has led to the app maker's web site currently being offline due to overwhelming demand for its clever little tool.

Should you manage to get it downloaded, a quick change to your Android phone's permissions to allow apps to install from "other sources" will re-enable the advert solution's blocking powers. [Adblock Plus via TNW]