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Android Market Questions

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Xharlie, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Xharlie

    Xharlie Lurker
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    Jun 23, 2010
    Hi, All. I have two questions about the Android Market.

    I live in South Africa and have an HTC Desire from MTN, one of our local service providers. It seems I am not allowed to buy from the App. Store, though. Why is this? Why have Google chosen to lock the store down?

    (I really, really hoped Google would be sensible and integrate Google Checkout with their store and make it available to the whole world.)

    Is there any way to get around the App. Store lock down and use it from my network?

    Also, when you buy paid apps, do you own those apps for life or must you buy them again when you get a new phone? What about when you flash your phone with a custom ROM or do a factory reset?

    I'm a developer, myself, and I'm really not fussed about the cost of paid apps. I'd far rather buy an app than have adverts... or a junky alternative... but it seems I cant.


  2. sifi

    sifi Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2010
    Garstang, NW, UK.
    Once you've bought an app it is linked to your googlemail account and should be available free of charge on any replacement devices.

    Can't answer the other questions I'm afraid.
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