Originally Posted by Purple Zebra
Bump. I asked this before after the 2.1 beta, but I gather even more apps will now be available with the inclusion of 'protected apps'... i'm not sure what that means, but more apps is good...
Recommend any good new ones?
I ran into so called "protected apps" when I tried to buy a few apps when I had the unofficial 2.1 rom. These were specifically Cashbook, Songstorm and Calendar Pad Pro.
It seems that some apps (weirdly named "protected apps") were restricted by Google to the US market and this caused a lot of stink in Marketplace forums. I used a workaround suggested by Paul O'Brien at Modaco (best site for troubleshooting) & bought them.
It seems that Google has opened up all apps finally to android users every where so that with the official 2.1, I could find my purchased "protected apps" in Market even without rooting or the method I used before.
Thank goodness for that. Best wishes.