Google adding DRM to playstore apps

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  1. me just sayin

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    Google is adding DRM to their playstore apps. What what their future plans for it will be. If it will eventually be restrictive like other companies or just a way to control distribution.

    Google is adding DRM to all Android apps, but it's for the right reasons
     
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    Google is trying to make Android appear more secure so they can get more business customers, and probably Government customers. Google wants to push that Android is an enterprise friendly OS, safe for business users.

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    According to a few stories I read today this was reported incorrectly right from the get-go, and Google is NOT adding DRM; just another layer of protection in addition to the app signature by the developer. Here is just one quote from another tech forum:

    "...In summary, the metadata Google is adding to apps from the Play Store is definitely not DRM. It doesn't restrict users in the way that DRM does, and there's no evidence that future versions of Android will block apps without it. It could theoretically be used as the starting point for DRM, but as-is right now it's just a verification method. You're more than welcome to keep installing pirated apps from a sketchy overseas website..."
     
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    based on your post, it sounds like an opinion, not fact. so far what you are saying has not hit the main stream news. Only could find one site that even mentions it. Just about every tech site still says it is DRM. maybe it will change later today if true.
     
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    I guess it depends on the site, some say it is and some say it is not. Strange.[​IMG]

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