Android 2.2 Prevents Certain Apps From Showing Up In The Android Market

There’s always a certain amount of risk related to installing software that hasn’t been released and if you happened to install the developer release of Google’s Android 2.2 FroYo, you might have noticed that certain applications such as the NYTimes, Epicurious, FlightTrack and Calorie Counter, cannot be found on the Android Market. If you have the applications installed beforehand, it should continue to work, but it might not be listed in the Downloads part of the Android Market. Some folks even report that they’re unable to install previously purchased apps. Apparently this is related to a option called “Forward Locking”, which is a feature offered to developers of the app to prevent application content copying, and disabling the ability to install the application into developer or unreleased versions. With that in mind, since version 2.2. FroYo hasn’t been “officially released”, it seems that said feature is preventing the apps from appearing to users of Android 2.2 Have you installed the developer version of Android 2.2, and did you notice them when you were shopping around the Android Market?

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