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Forget the tethering police, the rooting police are here, led by Google

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by meohman1, May 24, 2011.

  1. meohman1

    meohman1 Newbie
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  2. Girevik

    Girevik Android Enthusiast

    I wouldn't mind not being rooted so much if it weren't for the fact that the backup programs need root access to do a full backup.

    That said, it's my freaking phone and I should be able to do what I want with it.
  3. Usil

    Usil Newbie

    You will still be able to do what you want with your device with the understanding that you may not be able to use some of the applications that will be released under DRM licenses. DRM is the issue, not Google or Android as an open source development platform. My two cents!
  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    This article talks about the Netflix app which is pointless in this discussion. One of the first supported phones was the Nexus S, which is also one of the most easily rootable phones. And yes, mine is rooted and running a custom ROM (CM7) and Netflix works just fine on my phone, and has since the day the app was released on the market.
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    "It’s disturbing enough that content providers are able to push the DRM agenda down to the handset level, and especially so that Google itself has fallen victim to the fear."

    Unfortunately if Google wants the content, they have to bow down to Hollywood's terms. Obviously Hollywood is terrified that rooted devices will be used for piracy.
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Just don't expect to be able to rent and watch the latest blockbusters on it then.

    It's Hollywood's content, they can dictate whatever terms they like. BTW I'm not defending them, just stating how it is.
  7. nixoninajar

    nixoninajar Lurker

    Maybe Google will be awesome and implement only a pseudo rooting restriction as alibi to other companies.
    It would be pretty dumb if Google would kill the bigest advantage compared to iOS.
  8. cds0699

    cds0699 Android Expert

    I honestly don't wanna watch movies on my phone anyway, I have a TV for that. When I get a tablet, I might want to watch them on there, but not on a phone.
  9. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert

    Wow, that article came across as ill informed garbage written by a partisan clueless hack with an axe to grind. Oh, it's on ZDNet, that explains it.
    Gmash and chrlswltrs like this.
  10. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Android Expert

  11. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Why would anyone want to rent a movie from Google to begin with. You can only watch it once and you have a time limit oh and only on your android device. Or you can go to your local red box and rent the DVD for $1 watch it all you want for a day and return it.

    Didn't someone already try Google's half baked idea...oh yeah DIVX and circuit city
  12. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    Rooting really has nothing to do with streaming, so imho this will pass and people will be able to happily root and still enjoy streaming media in the future.
  13. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    The same reason I occasionally rent a movie on demand. It is not on Netflix and I don't feel like driving to a Redbox. Sometimes it is worth the extra couple bucks.

    Also another reason is the same reason I rent on my iPad. If I am flying and I want to watch a movie it is really easy to rent on iTunes or Google (if I had a Xoom) so that I can watch it in flight if there isn't wifi

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