Google has removed two applications from several hundred Android phones because the apps violated Android developer policies.

"This marks the first time Google has used the Remote Application Removal Feature that allows the company to delete apps for security reasons that have been installed through Android Market," writes CNET News' Elinor Mills.

"The apps were proof-of-concept programs designed to test the feasibility of distributing a program that could later be used to take control of the device in an attack, according to Jon Oberheide, the developer who wrote and distributed them," Mills writes.

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