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Old November 13th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Gazman View Post
Regarding Google Maps, it does work but force closes whenever I attempt to open the settings (I'm sure because it can't find the account). Hence, I can't sync my places or use latitude.
I've used Google Maps in China, and it works OK. however I've never used Latitude. Main reason why I don't use it though, is because the actual mapping data for Inner Mongolia is rather out of date, incomplete and has quite a few errors.

Originally Posted by Gazman View Post
Paid apps through Play are possible with an appropriate SIM card (UK in my case) and connecting over WiFi. I have bought apps in China from the UK market in this way on my old phone. I don't think I used VPN at the time (which now seems no longer to work over WiFi so Youtube is definitely out!).
I'm not too fussed about buying more but really want my old ones to work (especially Hanping Chinese!)
It seems YouTube has disabled viewing via VPNs and proxys. I always get a " Viewing denied" message. Probably because of United States only geo-restricted content.

Interesting that Play seems to work for paid apps with a foreign SIM. I'll have to try that. I've got a pre-paid 3 UK SIM somewhere, although it's probably been ceased now for non-use and no payments.
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