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I am currently on t-mobile in the US and have access to a lot apps that are not available in the Indian android market. What happens to the apps that I download off the US market when I return to India and plug in my local sim card?

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Anecdotally: I moved from T-Mobile to Rogers (Canada) and all my apps kept working. –  Matthew Read May 22 '11 at 17:35

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Most applications should not disable itself, but that depends on the individual applications.

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Something using market licensing checks would probably refuse to run –  Chris Stratton May 22 '11 at 17:29
    
There are Market licensing checks? –  Matthew Read May 22 '11 at 17:34
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@Matthew Read: Yes there is: developer.android.com/guide/publishing/licensing.html but I'm not sure if the Market licensing check will check your current country by default. –  Lie Ryan May 22 '11 at 17:46
    
Ah, interesting. Thanks for the link! –  Matthew Read May 22 '11 at 20:54

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