The Register is reporting that Google has shut down the Android developer forums, a place where Android developers could once get support on the apps they were building — in a public manner. The one downfall to the forums was the fact there was no official help from Google, but this new way will certainly remedy that. Developers who need help will now be required to email Google directly for support.

The Register points out this move could have been made by Google in order to save face. One example they give is when developers were complaining on the forums for not receiving payments owed to them. Google eventually resolved the issue, but the complaints would remain there forever. At any rate, Google’s new way will probably suffice.

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