if i buy another android phone do i have to re-buy apps?

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  1. Aluminum21

    Aluminum21 Member

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    I was looking to get my brother an N1 phone and I already have bought a few apps like beautiful widgets and the calendar app. So on his phone would I need to re buy them?
     
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    It would be going to a different phone number, so my guess is yes you would have to purchase the apps for that phone separately even if the account is in the same name.
     
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    I don't think so.

    Apps are linked to the Gmail account under which they are purchased. All market history seems to be tied to the account.
     
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    Yes, it's not your phone- why would you think he could get the apps for free?
     
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    Why would I think so? Because I would use my gmail account on the marketplace
     
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    I'd suggest reading the post and not just the thread title.

    No, you cannot. Different account, different person, can't share app purchases.
     
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    I suggest you read further than the first post and read what I said.

    If he is decidingly using a different Gmail account, than no kidding it won't work. Or maybe you could read the post just above yours.

     
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    no

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    Whether or not its possible, its unethical and shouldn't be done. If you were asking about if you'd have to rebuy them on a new phone for yourself that'd be a different question.

    What you're talking about doing is software piracy. If your brother wants the apps let him pay for them himself
     
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    Big +1. The people that made those apps deserve to be paid.
     
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    IMO, if you should be able to install the apps that you have purchased on a different phone if you use a same account.
     
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    Yes, You have to buy the apps if your brother buys a phone.

    Also we do not condone any posting or talk of warez or hacks for free paid apps.

    Next such posting will receive a free vacation from DF.

    Thanks for understanding.

    :closed_2:
     
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