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Paid Android Market apps blocked from unlocked G1s

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Feb 2009 20:56 User comments (6)

Paid Android Market apps blocked from unlocked G1s Last December, Google announced that they were selling an unlocked Android Dev Phone 1 for $399 USD. The mobile phone was the first Android-based phone to be both SIM-unlocked and hardware-unlocked and available to the public.
Today, Google changed the terms of the Android Market however, blocking owners of the Dev Phone from downloading and paid applications from the store.

When asked for confirmation on the change, a Google employee noted: "If you're using an unlocked, developer phone, you'll be unable to view any copy protected application. This is a chance that was made recently."

"These phones give developers of handset software full permissions to all aspects of the device," Google added in a statement. "We aren't distributing copy protected applications to these phones in order to minimize unauthorized copy of the applications."

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6 user comments

126.2.2009 22:22

this is the point where i demand a refund or sue them.

227.2.2009 2:44

can some one explain what does motorola have to do with this article??

327.2.2009 18:51
RndmJestr
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Originally posted by jean2006:
can some one explain what does motorola have to do with this article??
Google, just produces the OS, Motorola is carrying the phone, that the OS goes onto I'd assume, its a reasonable response but they shouldn't've released Dev. phones in the first place, and trust me someone will create a workaround, let the backwards engineering begin!

427.2.2009 18:56

Quote:
Originally posted by jean2006:
can some one explain what does motorola have to do with this article??
Google, just produces the OS, Motorola is carrying the phone, that the OS goes onto I'd assume, its a reasonable response but they shouldn't've released Dev. phones in the first place, and trust me someone will create a workaround, let the backwards engineering begin!
i think the g1 is made by htc not motorola
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Feb 2009 @ 18:56

527.2.2009 23:17

Motorola Makes the phone, Google makes the OS. and it just happens to be compatible with G1 Network

63.3.2009 5:47

Errmm no, look:

http://www.shekhargovindarajan.com/googl...buy-an-android/

The Dev Phone 1 and The G1 are both the same, made by HTC and use the Qualcomm® MSM7201A™, 528 MHz CPU

http://www.htc.com/www/product/dream/overview.html

Where the hell does Moto come into this ??

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