Following its late February acquisition of app search and discovery firm Chomp, Apple has now killed off Chomp's Android services.
The move was reported late yesterday by a MacRumors reader who noticed that the Chomp app for Android had ceased functioning on his device, and GigaOM confirms that Chomp has also removed Android search functionality from the Chomp website.
Apple reportedly paid about $50 million for Chomp, which also had a deal with Verizon to power its Android app search tools. That agreement will presumably be ending as Chomp completes its integration into Apple and focuses all of its attention on iOS.
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Probably use something else.
The only reason why those are there is because google actually makes money from it. Why do you think google payed so much to be the default search engine on ios.
So Apple buys Chomp, takes it away from Android and suddenly we're living in a world like 1984? That's a pretty big leap. Apple bought something they thought would be useful, then took it away from their direct competitor. I don't see what's surprising about this. You say that competition is important, but things like this are part of competition; one company tries to better itself to knock out the competitor. What else would you expect?
you're taking things way too seriously. relax.
What I think will happen is Apple will use the search technology to revamp the app store, in which case it only makes sense not to support Android.