Not that we care because it’s already in the Android market where we prefer to get most of our wares, but GetJar has allowed Opera to republish their “Mini” application in their app store. If you don’t remember, the application was pulled immediately after Opera announced they’d be introducing an app store of their own – GetJar says this violated their agreement.
They reportedly attempted to resolve the matter with Opera but were forced to pull it after numerous unsuccessful tries. We’re really only interested in this story because of the interesting dynamic with competing app stores – is it really that much of an issue? It’s not as if they published their app store application in your app store. Would you deny Amazon’s collection of Android apps at this point?
We understand the issue behind conflicting interests – Google and Apple showed us that they couldn’t really get along with their CEO sitting on the latter’s board of directors – but it’s just an app. [via Electronista]