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back to article YES, you CAN install paid-for apps on Android Wear – if devs rebuild them

Google has published a workaround that allows paid-for apps to be installed on Android Wear devices, but it's hardly straightforward and it's nothing device owners can do themselves. Early adopters who purchased LG G or Samsung Gear Live smartwatches have been stymied by a glitch in the Google Play store's app encryption scheme …

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Quite an oversight...

I'm not 100% up on the details of this stuff, but are we saying that Google released Android Wear with a bug in it that means paid-for apps cannot be installed on Wear devices? Who the hell tested this? Surely one of the tests is to check that you can install free AND paid-for apps on the device?!

Shoddy, Ted, SHODDY!

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Re: Quite an oversight...

I'm betting it was a cost cutting measure to only try free apps...

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Re: Quite an oversight...

They only test major use cases, obviously paying for Android apps is not one of them.

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A bit overdramatic

I mean it will take about 15 minutes work to re-package these...

"...including shuffling files around by hand and even hand-coding some XML properties files..."

Even editing an XML file... they are simple text files it doesn't get much easier!

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Re: A bit overdramatic

Overdramatic? El Reg? Never!

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Paris Hilton

Well...

Maybe Google should push an update to Android Wear to allow it access to the assets/ folder?

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