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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ZXRichie, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. ZXRichie

    ZXRichie Newbie
    Thread Starter


    whilst looking at an app demo on youtube, the presenter gave an off the cuff remark that from july this year ALL apps for android were going to be purchase only..

    Is this true ?



  2. Tuxas

    Tuxas Newbie

    Doubt it, you almost have to try to find a pay app (exaggerated I know). Anyway, it seems very unlikely that this will happen.
  3. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Its not just unlikely, its definitely not going to happen.
  4. ZXRichie

    ZXRichie Newbie
    Thread Starter

  5. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Were ALL apps free when the market first opened? If so thats what she meant.
  6. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert

    Kinda defeats the purpose of the whole open source thing.
  7. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    she is obviously mistaken :)
  8. BuzWeaver

    BuzWeaver Member

    Exactly, I was reading along waiting for someone to mention that. As long as we have Open Source developers, say like Mozilla (FireFox), most apps will remain free. There will always be fee base apps, that's just part of the business.
  9. skyline987

    skyline987 Member

    Check the date one the video "October 23rd, 2008." When the G1 was released Android was still considered beta and every app was free up until last year which is what the review is referring to.
  10. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Yep, she didnt actually say all apps would be pay apps, she just said "all the apps currently are free so get them while you can, as they wont be next year"
  11. Open source does not mean free. Go and google open source software.
  12. skyline987

    skyline987 Member

    Ok i googled it.

    First up sourceforge.net - a collection of FREE software
    second opensource.org - click open source definition and first on the list is "Free Redistribution"
    third the wikipedia entry for opensource that states "A main principle and practice of open source software development is peer production by bartering and collaboration, with the end-product (and source-material) available at no cost to the public."
  13. Read more and you will see that selling the software is allowed. Whoever makes the software has the choice of selling or giving software away.
  14. ZXRichie

    ZXRichie Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Guys Guys.. as Thread starter can we put a hold to the divine meaning of open source, all i asked was does any one know anything about the apps ALL being sold now, tomorrow or in the future.

    So if you have some information pertaining to that, please post by all means, al those who want to puff their chest, go outside to the playground!.


  15. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert

    Honestly I think that more app will begin to be sold for money, but not all. There is no way to know this for sure since the devs are the ones who make that choice. I believe that there will always be people out there who will make free apps.

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