We've told you about the unlocked T-Mobile G1 with Google Android for developers being barred from accessing paid applications because of piracy concerns. Well, it appears that Google has toned down its stance on Android paid apps access and released a new 1.1 update that fixes most of the problems on the unlocked T-Mobile G1 with Google Android for developers.
I'm afraid we have some bad news for those who have purchased the $400 unlocked developer T-Mobile G1. According to the folks at MacWorld, Google has disallowed unlocked developer T-Mobile G1 handsets from accessing paid Marketplace apps due to piracy concerns. Apparently, unlocked dev phones can open the private, hidden apps folder that contain paid content. This ability can allow unlocked developer T-Mobile G1 handsets owners to copy and redistribute apps.
Here's some good news for iPhone and G1 users. The Official Google Mobile blog reports that users of the Apple iPhone and T-Mobile G1 Android will now receive refined search results pages that load faster. Each of these powerful handsets will receive Google search results that are optimized for the device.
Should you be a T-Mobile G1 owner and plan to go overseas anytime soon, you might want to take note of one T-Mobile customer's brush with reality.
Apple today released a huge firmware update (literally and figuritively, for me it was around 250MB). 2.2 includes enhancements all over to the place, including key Apps like Maps, Mail, Safari, and others.