Android has software kill-switch too

Google has taken a page from Apple's book and included a remote kill-switch that will let the company remove software from Android devices that violates the OS's TOS.

But unlike Apple, Google has been at least somewhat upfront about the kill-switch, including it in the Android Market terms of service.

'Google may discover a product that violates the developer distribution agreement," the TOS reads. "In such an instance, Google retains the right to remotely remove those applications from your device at its sole discretion.'

Google has also been quick to point out that if the company ever does pull a program for violating the TOS, it will take reasonable efforts to ensure customers receive a refund from the offending developer.

Apple has yet to confirm or deny that purchasers of pulled programs will be eligible for a refund.