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Where does Google Play Store put downloaded apps?

I want to know where Google Play stores downloaded .apk files. I've heard that Google Play doesn't send you an .apk file and installation is completely online. Is it true?
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Want to organize apps on nexus 4

I have many apps, i want to organize my 150 apps in folders (but not on the home screen). Any suggestions how to do this properly?
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My device is grayed out on Google Play website

Recently I had some trouble with google play app - first, I was getting "connection error" when using wifi. I cleared the app chache, uninstalled updates and after I played with it a bit more, it ...
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How enable monetary parental control for Google Play ?

The last Google Play update removed the PIN option. The new solution is email login. My kids know, and should know, their email logins, so that is not protecting me from Google Play purchases. How ...
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Does google do anything to stop an app developer from just posting lots of 5 star reviews for themselves?

Anyone can set up a gmail account and anyone logged into gmail account with their android phone or tablet can leave google play app ratings (with android 4.2 I can even have multiple google accounts ...
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Sharing Wishlist on google play store

Is there a way to share or transfer wishlist from one account to another on google play store?
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google play store says no connection retry [duplicate]

When I open the Google Play Store it says, no connection retry even when I am connected to wifi and when I hit Sign In in the Youtube app it says, An error occurred.
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Does the play store still show the provider and mobile information, if the google account is removed/changed

Basically what I would like to know is will the play store web version still show the provider and mobile information ie [This app is compatible with your PROVIDER_NAME DEVICE_MODEL.] if the device is ...
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How do I change my email address on Play Store as the one I have is no longer in use

The email address I have on Play Store is no longer verified and I wish to change to my current provider as I do not seem to be able to download apps
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Google Play app doesn't auto-update

Ever since the new update of Google Play app, I couldn't get the apps to automatically (in background) update. But instead, they only update, when I open the Google Play app a few times I have ...
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Reregister device with Play Store

I was recently going through my list of devices on the web Play Store to remove an old device. While looking at the list, I saw that I had two entries for my Nexus 4: "LG Google Nexus 4" and "Nexus ...
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Why is Kivy Launcher giving “your device isn't compatible” with Nook HD+?

When I bought my Nook HD+ a week after Google Play was enabled for it, one of the first apps I installed was the Kivy Launcher. It worked great for a few times, then stopped working mysteriously - ...
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Unable to access Google Play

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos, and ever since I bought my cell phone, I am unable to access the Google Play Store due to the error message: Authentication is required. You need to sign in to your ...
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What does “Add to Queue” mean in “Play Music”?

What does "Add to Queue" mean in "Play Music"? I've seen an answer elsewhere which said "it adds to the current play list." That answer makes no sense. What "current play list?" There is no such ...
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How can i logout from my gmail account [closed]

how can i logout from my gmail account from my mobile phone? my mobile phone is sony erricson XPERIA U.
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cannot download apps from play store

Previously my BSNL Penta T-Pad 701C was connected to the internet through a Beetel MF 190 3G USB dongle, but I could not download apps from Google Play. I contacted customer service who advised me to ...
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Can I download a paid app on a second device from Google Play? [duplicate]

Say I have bought an app from Google Play and already have it installed on one device. My question is – do I have to pay again if I download this app from Google Play from another device(but same ...
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How to upgrade android market to Google play

I am using Micromax Android A60( version android 2.1 ) phone since two years ago. Now the Market app is not working. When I download any other app it gives error download unsuccessful. Even the ...
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My SGS2 got stolen and I want to reset it through a PC - how?

My phone got stolen and I want to reset it through a PC how do I do that?
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Google Play UI language vs review language - what's happening here?

I'm Polish, in Poland, but use English for the interface. I posted a review on a Polish app (in Polish, of course)... and it's not visible to people with Polish UI language selected. I've tried ...
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Services Google Play and Shop Google Play why both?

Why I do I have to have both Services Google Play and also Shop Google Play applications on my phone? They take quite a lot of memory space, which is quite small on my ZTE SKATE. I have an SD card ...
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How to search Games with “Google Play Game Services integration” in play store?

Google recently introduced "Google Play Game Services integration" in play store games. How can I list games that supports "Google Play Game Services integration" using play store App or using play ...
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Google Play store crashes and gapps process not working since upgrading to Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S II

My phone is about 9 months old and has not given me any problems before I upgraded to the latest Android version - Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I downloaded an original version (not a cracked version) when I got ...
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How do I delete a comment under Google Play [duplicate]

I want to delete a comment made by my daughter under Google Play.
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The application Market Feedback Agent has stopped unexpectedly

The application Market Feedback Agent (process com.google.android.feedback) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. I keep getting this error message when YouTube crashes. I click to report ...
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Send sms through internet without using native services [closed]

Is there any way to send SMS to another device using internet? I don't want to use phone native. I want to use internet to send messages. I'm not talking about android applications like Viber, ...
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How to disable Play store from updating itself?

I don't quite like the new design of the play store, and wish to stay with version 3 of it. Is it possible (by root if needed, and I think it is needed) to disable it from auto-updating? Will I even ...
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Changing Play Store default language and/or country

I bought a Samsung S4 here in the Philippines but the default language in the Play Store is Korean. Also, the prices of the apps for sale are in Won (Korean currency). How do I change the language to ...
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If I delete a game that I've downloaded from google play, can I still install it later? [duplicate]

As the title says, If I delete a game that I've downloaded from google play, can I still install it later? For example I have payed for GTA Vice City on my Galaxy S4 and if I want to try another ...
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How is an Android application installed?

What program installs other applications? Is it the package installer or some other internal system application? I stopped the package installer manually, but when I access Google Play from my browser ...
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android “market place” hangs on start up

I have Samsung Galaxy s2. After setting up a Google account on my phone and using android market for first time, it shows a notification about removing "market place" application and replace it with ...
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Android keyboard and play store not working

Android Keyboard and Google Play Store app are not working on my Jelly Bean device. There is a message popping up repeatedly telling me that android keyboard has stopped. What can I do to get out of ...
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How does the Google Play Store get updated?

I have a Micromax A110 Canvas 2 device with Android ICS 4.0. A few day ago, the Google Play Store app updated automatically with a new look. After a week I updated my device with Jelly Bean 4.1. So I ...
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How to change default username in Google Play? [duplicate]

I'm stuck to this problem. I used to have a google account which is now deleted and not existent anymore. I have a new Google account. The problem is that in my Android device when I have to go to ...
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How to change Gmail account on Google Play but keep applications [duplicate]

I am using my Gmail account on Google Play. I bought several applications by using my Gmail account. Now, I have some problems with this account and I want to delete it. Can I switch to an additional ...
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Error while buying apps in Google Play store in Android Jelly Bean

Anyone on the Android Jelly Bean OS and not able to buy Apps/Books through wallet? I have just bought the Samsung GalaxyNote 800 and am facing this issue. The error is (RPC:S-7:AEC-0). What is the ...
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Play store stuck in old country [duplicate]

I moved from France to Italy, and it seems like my Play Store is stuck in France. The Operator is recognized correctly as Vodafone on the play store, but I still see the app recommendations in French ...
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How do I get play store to stop asking me to auto-update on wifi?

I have an Acer Iconia A200 running Android 4.0.3. Lately whenever I update an app, the Play Store asks me (via a pop-up dialog) if I want to automatically update apps on Wi-Fi. The only answers I can ...
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How to install Google Play Store in Coby MID1060 without rooting?

It seems every tutorial that I see needs to root the tablet.
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How can I install the UPS Mobile app in Sweden?

If I visit the American version of the Google Play Store while logged in I can search and find the app. But I am met with a message that says I can't install it. This app is incompatible with your ...
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How to change my device location on the Play Store

I'm trying to download an App on the Play Store, specifically the Vue Cinema app, but this app is only (presumably) available in the UK. I have just relocated to the UK, so how do I set my location ...
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Can I make Google Play not run a background process (on CM10)?

There is always a background process for Google Play Market in the CyanogenMod 10 system (Android 4.1.x). I don't like this. Since my device (Samsung Galaxy S) doesn't have much memory, I'd like to ...
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Block Google Play installing certain applications

I want to block the Google Play Store from installing a certain list of applications or only allow the Google Play Store to install that list of applications. Is there any way to write a program to ...
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My apps status suddenly become “not installed on the phone”, even the google play store!

I have been searching online for problem similar to my case but unfortunately didn't manage to find any solution to my case. INFO Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100T droid version 4.03 STORY I didn't do ...
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Accessing android Marketplace from desktop android capable phones in office [duplicate]

We have some android capable desktop IP phones in our office, is there an app that i can download to my phone that will allow it to access the Android marketplace. There is currently no way to access ...
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Does my phone need an Internet connection to install apps from Google Play?

First of all please excuse me if this too basic. I'm very new to the Android field. I just bought an Android phone. Now I'm looking to install some apps on my phone. After some researching I found ...
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Google play downloads app and then tells me cannot load as no devices

I have an android tablet and finally got it to connect and stay connected to wifi however the google play store will take its time and download to tablet but it never shows in my download file and ...
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Can I install Google Play and run Android apps on my iPhone or iPad?

I have an iPod Touch 4G (this is where you all start screaming at me). But I like the apps on Google Play. So if I downloaded a Google Play app on my computer and sent it to my iPod, would it work?
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Disable an app from creating bookmarks

Recently I have observed some of the apps (Photo editors) asking for permissions like 'creating bookmarks' at the time of installation from google play. How can I disable a particular application ...
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Why some apps still need a manual update although having been configured to be automatic update? [duplicate]

Today I got Facebook app's update notification. I thought I forgot to check the automatically update box but I didn't - it is already set for auto already. So why the app still need our manual ...