Android Operating has been a blessing for the phone manufactures around the world like Samsung , HTC, LG etc, and so has been a hit among the Indian manufacturers, without Android they would have been just multi Sim Chinese phones running an outdated Java, but thanks to Google’s open source OS, they are taking on the big guys head on.
The argument our infamous Indian Govt presents is that the adult content is easily accessible on Android devices.
“I want you people to suggest how can we close it. If we want to close it, you will attack us. I want all the media to come together and tell the minister how to deal with it so that if I do something about it, you don’t attack me,” – Kapil Sibal
Google a spoke person did give a logical explanation to this remark by the Telecom Minister,
“Google Play developer program policy does not allow content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child pornography,”
“Similarly for Android, we offer content filtering. Google Play requires developers to label their applications according to the Google Play ratings system, which consists of four levels,”
I really don’t want to get into a social political issues here, therefore, I will make a simple point over here, adult content has been available even the before the internet was invented in Tim Berners-Lee in the 1989 or before Google and before HTC sold their first Android phone in 2008. But the most important fact here is, why didn’t Kapil Sabil raise such objections when he himself release the Android powered Akash tablets in the country.
We are not as stupid as these politicians think we are.