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Google Sued Over 15 minutes Grace Period On Apps

Google's questionable returns policy, of only 15 minutes, for the Apps available in the Android Market has infuriated users, ever since it was first introduced.

Until 2010, Android fans had a full 24 hours to test out apps and this huge difference hasn't gone unnoticed.

When the Android Market turned into the Google Play Store, this insufficient time frame for the proper testing still remained the same. Now, two users have decided to take the matter to court.

Dodd J. Harris and Stephen Sabatin from California, have sued Google over still unconfirmed damages and attorneys' fees.

They argued that sometimes the download alone takes more time, than the period Google allows for app testing.

This matter is more serious, considering that the largest apps in the Google Play Store are expensive games, where using an average 3G connection, it is impossible to download them in 15 minutes.

Google Play Store hosts apps up to 4GB in size, which means that the users don't have the right to return these large apps - as a direct result of the time limit.

The Internet search engine giant argues that most of the users return apps in less than 15 minutes, and this is the reason that guided the company's return policy.

However, there are games that can be played completely, until the last level, in less than 24 hours and with an extended time frame for return - users wouldn't feel compelled to pay for such games.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.