April 2, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
Google has done a little backtracking in regards to those pulled tethering applications. Just a few days back, we saw tethering apps being pulled from the Android Market because of “distribution agreements with device manufacturers and Authorized Carriers” but now it seems Google may have reacted a little quicker than they should have.
Google has since added the apps back into the Market, except they are not going to be available for everyone. According to a statement from Google to the WiFi Tether for Root Users developer, it appears that they will be available for everyone except for those who are with T-Mobile.
“We inadvertently unpublished your application for all mobile providers; if you like, we can restore your app so that all Android Market users outside the T-Mobile US network will have access to your application”
Of course, while T-Mobile US customers will not be able to pick up a tethering app from the Android Market, they should still be able to grab one from another source. Bottom line, while I do not like the T-Mobile policy against tethering, at least Android Market users in general will not suffer.