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    Unlocked G1? Google blocks paid apps

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    "People who bought an unlocked version of the Android G1 phone are no longer allowed to download new paid applications from the Market, after a change Google made late last week.

    Google is prohibiting users of the unlocked phones from viewing copy-protected applications, including those that cost to download."


    Sounds to me like Google is following in Apple's footsteps.
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    Man I love Google. Almost everything they do. Everything they put out is always #1 the first time. I hope they aren't trying to be like apple with this.
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    if you cant down load and use third arty apps then why would you buy it? the whole deal with pds'a in general is to add apps and customize it to suit your needs or wants . if i was told i could not use it the way i wanted it would go right back like i did with the l g rumor i got for the ole lady. I could not put any decent apps on it due to memory / os limitations ( i am spoiled by the berry )and all it was good for was texting. so with in a week back it went .. this will hurt sales and definitely raise the return rate on the device. its like selling a corvette and saying you cant put a supercharger on it and upgrade the suspention and brakes .... tires ect// few people would buy it...............................

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    These are for the ADP1 devices, not G1 devices.

    The ADP1 devices aren't meant for general user consumption. In any case, if you're a developer, you can make an ADP1 OS image that masquerades as the retail G1 firmware for the purposes of this check.
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    there are a few keywords you wanna look at, the one thing is that the unlocked g1's are usually going to the developers. as a developer you can hack into the database and get the paid apps for free. so why would google wants other developers or people with the developers version of the g1 to hack it and get all the paid apps for free? thats more or less the reasonin behind it, as i understand it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thyth View Post
    These are for the ADP1 devices, not G1 devices.

    The ADP1 devices aren't meant for general user consumption. In any case, if you're a developer, you can make an ADP1 OS image that masquerades as the retail G1 firmware for the purposes of this check.
    correct and agreed
    thats exactly what i was going to answer until i read your post lol

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    Since they are devoloper devices we're talking about, I guess that makes sense. Sorry I didn't realize that before.
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