Rooted Android devices blocked

In what may be the first round of Google blocking rooted devices (Jail breaking in iPhone terms), users should be careful not to prevent future use of their phones. The first such application has now been blocked by users who root their android devices.  Google has released the Android Movie Market to Android tablets with Honeycomb 3.1 and in a few weeks for users with Froyo
and Gingerbread. However Google has stipulated that the Android Movie Market will only be available to Android devices which are not rooted. So if you have a rooted Android device, don’t expect to download anything from the Android Movie Market any time soon (or at least until a workaround is found).

Not sure what version of the Android software you are using? Here’s a quick and easy guide:

  • 2.0/2.1 (Eclair), which revamped the user interface and introduced HTML5 and Exchange ActiveSync 2.5 support
  • 2.2 (Froyo), which introduced speed improvements with JIT optimization and the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine, and added Wi-Fi hotspot tethering and Adobe Flash support
  • 2.3 (Gingerbread), which refined the user interface, improved the soft keyboard and copy/paste features, and added support for Near Field Communication
  • 3.0/3.1 (Honeycomb), a tablet-oriented release which supports larger screen devices and introduces many new user interface features, and supports multicore processors and hardware acceleration for graphics.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich, a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb into a “cohesive whole.” It was announced on May 10, 2011 at Google I/O that it will be released in Q4 2011.
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