One of the nice things about Android is the ability to change your core apps to something different, like SMS. Handcent SMS is a popular third party SMS app which has countless themes and users to boot. But if you go looking for Handcent SMS on the Google Play Store now, all you will get is this message.
It seems Google has suspended the popular app due to a copyright claim against the developers. Handcent took to Facebook with the following message.
Handcent was not clear on what copyright claim they were being suspended for and it may take some time before you see them back on the Play Store as Google’s process for these can get drawn out. In the meantime, Handcent does offer you the option to sideload the app as described in their Facebook post. We have reached out to Handcent for comment and will update this post if they respond.
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