Just a few days ago, we reported that those with Google Developer phones (unlocked, root access) would not be able to buy certain apps in the Android Market. It appears there were some teeth to this report - big, sharp, ugly teeth, in fact. Allegedly due to concerns that apps would be easy to pirate with the Google Dev 1- which has full root access to raw files, or every file on the device - all paid apps cannot be purchased with the Dev 1 phone.

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If Google doesn't take a couple steps back from this rigid position, there could be many a disgruntled Google Dev 1 customer, considering they forked out $400 for their Androidness. It will be interesting to see how (or if) Google responds to this issue, but until then, is there anyone out there with a Dev 1 that would care to comment?

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