The passing mention of an application kill switch in the Android Market terms of service is sure to raise the hackles of the same eyebrow archers who saw the presence of an App Store kill switch in the iPhone as downright perfidy.
Still, read closer, and Google’s explanation on when, why and how they’ll refund your money in case the big red kill switch button is ever pressed is certainly better than Apple’s close lipped non-explanation:
Google may discover a product that violates the developer distribution agreement … in such an instance, Google retains the right to remotely remove those applications from your device at its sole discretion… [and make] reasonable efforts to recover the purchase price of the product… from the original developer on your behalf.
Also! You can return any application within a 24 hour period for a full refund. That’s neat, but I can’t imagine they won’t tighten that paperwork nightmare up to something that discourages trying, then returning. Most of the iPhone apps I’ve bought I’d probably have returned within 24 hours if I’d had the option.
The Android Fine Print [Computer World]