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Android Market Updated For Older Android Phones

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Oct 11, 2010, 9:34 AM   by Philip Berne

Android phones running Android 1.6 or better, but not the newest Android Froyo system, will start seeing an updated Android App Market. The new market brings these older phones in line with the newer App Market features. Phones will be able to update apps in bulk, and apps will be able to update themselves automatically. The new App Market also features a tabbed browsing interface. The update is rolling out without notification to eligible devices.

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Oct 11, 2010, 2:00 PM

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i got that when i put 2.2 froyo on my g1...but one thing i will say. idk who all here likes android but if you've been keeping up on the tmobile G2 and newer phones. it just seems like google is turning into apple with the closed system. blah blah blah its for security they claim and to prevent high call volumes to tech support for idiots who brick their phones trying to root. i call BS. they're already coming up with craftier ways to prevent people from flashing custom roms to android devices and rooting which was the best part of getting an android. if you take that away...what do you have? just a half azzed iphone wanna be again. this is coming from a hard core android fan btw. Confused
Your right, that is why I love my Android so much for the Rooting. Windows 7 is lookin good tho, maybe I should jump ship lol not
What makes you think it's Google locking down these phones? The phone manufacturers and carriers are the ones doing it. Android is licensed in such a way that those who choose to use it have lots of leeway in how they deploy it. If they choose to l...
All the locks are a product of htc, motorola, etc. They're not part of android or google.
The Nexus One is the best example of how every Android phone SHOULD be.

Everything else is just the N1 with the manufacturer and carriers crap added to it.

Nonetheless, it's still all in the spirit of Android: an open platform that allows the ma...
is a half-arsed "me too" platform that Google knocked off from Apple. The only difference is that Android is adware where competing OS's are tied in with hardware sales. That's it.

It's not 'open' - it's not GPL, it's not some community-driven so...
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