I get this too. Also get emails where people have uploaded my apps and created an account for me to some korean market.
I think the ones I hate the most though are the emails asking if I want to buy fake ratings.
This has been true on Android also since 4.0
Google tends to keep the algorithm secret for apps showing as "top" but I'm pretty sure one of the things they look at is how quickly people uninstall. User retention is (supposedly) a heavily weighted metric.
Ex: a Drunk Driver, then they can be held accountable.
A drone improperly programmed is not the same.
Just wait 'till the drones figure out the route to the liquor store
No US carriers lock down side-loading that I know of. It was only ATT in the very early days of Android AFAIK. ATT only had the policy for about 18 months before giving up.
Dunno about other countries, but I have not heard anything about such lock downs.
They already do: http://www.economist.com/node/16910031 This article is old news
It may be a bit of an ad, but they are fairly well known in the mobile world as a very successful startup. They have also contributed a ton of open-source libraries https://github.com/square
Navigation has had the traffic layer for years.