Android market flogging Nazi Apps

When Engadget contributor Michael Gartenberg searched for the word 'Jewish' in the Android Market, the last thing he expected to see was a number of themes based on Nazi symbolism.

It's bad enough that the Google-owned operation has allowed such reviled imagery a forum which is accessible to the general public, but the fact that such offensive propaganda results from a search using such an innocuous term really is enough to make your skin crawl.

Not only was someone sick enough to post the theme, they were probably callous enough to include 'Jewish' as one of the search keywords.

Steve Jobs and his heavy-handed censors have been roundly criticised for their uneven handling of the whole Apple App Store approval process but, if this is the alternative, we'll take few unfathomable oddball decisions over bouncing boobs any day of the week.

In the meantime, 'don't be evil' outfit Google needs to take a serious look at its vetting process. It's not as if the offending article was hidden in any way, named 'Adolf Hitler Theme' as it was.