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Topic # 94414 10-Dec-2011 05:40
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The Android Market won't let you install Google Current if you aren't in the US, but I've side-loaded it and it seems to work fine. 

It was downloadable from here yesterday. As usual, at your own risk. 

Th link in full: http://www.shenye.co.uk/files/Currents_1.0.apk




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  Reply # 556216 10-Dec-2011 08:39
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Just read an article about this on Pulse (irony). Went to download and it said it wasn't compatible for my device. Guess that's what it says for not compatible with your country too. Anyway, used the link you provided.

Seems decent from first use, although some of the pictures that show up on my tablet are obviously intended for smartphone viewing going by how stretched and blurry they are. Its a good way to view different sites that you're interested in, but I like the way Pulse gives you a link to the article straight up rather than you having to go hunting. I can still see it as a supplement to Pulse though.

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  Reply # 556222 10-Dec-2011 09:06
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Thanks for the link

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  Reply # 556250 10-Dec-2011 09:59
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Linuxluver: The Android Market won't let you install Google Current if you aren't in the US, but I've side-loaded it and it seems to work fine. 

It was downloadable from here yesterday. As usual, at your own risk. 

Th link in full: http://www.shenye.co.uk/files/Currents_1.0.apk


Thanks. I'd been trying to install it today and was very disappointed when it said not available in your country.  Why do they do that anyway?  Downloaded just fine and currently synching.  Looking forward to giving it a crack.  Cheers




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  Reply # 556437 10-Dec-2011 18:13
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bmt: Just read an article about this on Pulse (irony). Went to download and it said it wasn't compatible for my device. Guess that's what it says for not compatible with your country too. Anyway, used the link you provided.

Seems decent from first use, although some of the pictures that show up on my tablet are obviously intended for smartphone viewing going by how stretched and blurry they are. Its a good way to view different sites that you're interested in, but I like the way Pulse gives you a link to the article straight up rather than you having to go hunting. I can still see it as a supplement to Pulse though.


Current is intended to be an offline reader....I'm not sure Pulse is. But I like Pulse, too.  




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  Reply # 556438 10-Dec-2011 18:14
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Linuxluver: The Android Market won't let you install Google Current if you aren't in the US, but I've side-loaded it and it seems to work fine. 

It was downloadable from here yesterday. As usual, at your own risk. 

Th link in full: http://www.shenye.co.uk/files/Currents_1.0.apk


Thanks. I'd been trying to install it today and was very disappointed when it said not available in your country.  Why do they do that anyway?  Downloaded just fine and currently synching.  Looking forward to giving it a crack.  Cheers


The restriction will be due to copyright and distribution rights. Or maybe just capacity control. Or both.  

But Google *has* to know it will be side-loaded by Android lovers everywhere......and they appear to have done nothing to stop that. So far. 

 




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  Reply # 556453 10-Dec-2011 20:19
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Its pretty cool but those mainstream publications already with it are... at least the Forbes article about the 10c Android apps have some serious factual issues... and at best is being very vague. The article says theyre offering 10 apps for a dollar and that iOS has 1000% greater revenue than Android when it has long been clear those stats only included upfront payments and not in-app payments and advertising...

Cant see why this is publicly available to the US only at the moment

Works pretty nicely on a tablet, having tried it on my phone just yet

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  Reply # 557201 12-Dec-2011 20:44
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Linuxluver:

But Google *has* to know it will be side-loaded by Android lovers everywhere......and they appear to have done nothing to stop that. So far. 

 


Slightly OT but you have always been able to side load apps on Android so long as you turn off the authorised sources restriction. I myself run a bunch of sideloaded apps because they are not available in the Market. Besides the aforementioned Currents, I also run Nook (not available because strictly speaking you can't buy books from B&N outside the US), Netflix and Hulu+ (same reason - can't subscribe easily to those services) and Google Music Beta (though I think it's out in general release now).

It's not clear why Google would stop it since it might require an Android architecture change. As an aside my two kids have their iPod Touch devices connected to my US iTunes account and have been able to load up Netflix and Hulu+ without jailbraking - just from the iTunes store. So I suspect Apple don't even care.




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  Reply # 557264 13-Dec-2011 07:34
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 and Google Music Beta (though I think it's out in general release now).



"This item cannot be installed in your device's country" :( 

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  Reply # 557577 13-Dec-2011 19:53
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 and Google Music Beta (though I think it's out in general release now).



"This item cannot be installed in your device's country" :( 


I got confused. It was in beta for a while so you could not download it even if you were in the US from the Market. You needed an invitation to do that (I have a few still left).

Making it generally available and out of beta means I guess for US folks they can sign up without an invitation. It does not remove the geo restrictions in there because presumably you can buy music from Google Music a la iTunes.

But once again I think you can still download the apk and sign up so long as you show a US IP address and possibly a US credit card for when you purchase content.




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