With Google’s ban on ad-blocking services forcing the removal of their app from the Play Store, the folks at Adblock Plus have decided to skirt the distribution method. A new version of Adblock Plus is now available as a free download direct from the group’s website.
Aside from simply being available to download, the app gets several updates, including a Holo makeover, easier manual proxy configuration, and fixes for Chrome display issues and URL handling. Most importantly, the new version of Adblock Plus implements a method for automatic updating independent of Google’s online marketplace.
If you already have Adblock Plus installed you will want to be sure to sideload the latest version in order to keep your software up to date in the future.
[via Adblock Plus]