Paid apps to be downloadable on 1 device only? ETA?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by DemonTaoist, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. DemonTaoist
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    I noticed a passing comment in the keynote speech about paid apps being restricted to one device in the future, but it seems to have not gotten much attention.

    Obviously, it's good news for developers, but rather sucks for consumers. I've not minded paying a few bucks to support paid apps, in particular apps for rooted device maintenance/management, but if I will have to pay again for every new device in the future, I'll be inclined to seek alternatives...

    Anyway, I've almost bought Final Fantasy 3 a few times only to talk myself out of it mainly because I have a Nexus 7 coming and I don't want to be surprised with a prompt saying I must purchase the app again.

    Any word on when this change will take effect? Or did I completely misunderstand the comment? Thanks!
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    It actually makes sense for them to do this in a way. It should however just be limited to one ACTIVE device.

    If you upgrade, you should keep your applications. Buying one on your phone shouldn't also add it to your tablet.

    They need to figure out a system to verify it's only on one device at a time.