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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 ...
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Using a separate account for Play Store purchases

My family own a number of Android devices. We each have our own google account but ther is no credit-card linked to any of them. I'd like to keep it that way. But occasionally, I'd like to buy an app, ...
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Google Nexus 7 3G free storage not recognised by Play store

I have 85% free space of my 32 GB internal storage (there is no external sd card on this device), and yet I cannot download any new app or even update an old one, because Google Play Store keep ...
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Reading ReStructured text on android?

I found/got referred to this book : http://www.djangobook.com/ Which had a github page having files in the .rst(ReStructuredText) format. What is a format that I can compile this to so that it can ...
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how can I auto connect to open wifi?

I have Galaxy Note2. Is there a way to tell it to auto connect to open wifi when availble? Whitout me needing to scan and choose open wifi?
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11k views

Configure Play Store to download temporary files to SD Card

I find that every time I start to update an application using Google Play, my phone's internal memory starts to run out (i.e. the Play app downloads temporary files to internal memory). In a number of ...
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Can I restore downloaded paid apps after a factory reset?

I need to factory reset my phone. However, I need to know whether I will be able to download the applications I paid for on Google Play once I do the reset, and download them onto my phone at no ...
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Does Google provide a global games achievements system like Game Center? or Xbox LIVE?

Does Google Play offer an achievement tracking system similar to Apple Game Center, Xbox LIVE, and Steam? For keeping track of achievements, game progress, time spent in a game, what your friends are ...
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Is it possible to use the Google Play Store without having a mobile provider?

I am trying to install Skype and other applications on my brand new Android tablet but I keep getting stuck with a message: Can't establish a reliable connection to the server This could be a ...
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Can't seem to configure my phone to download to SD card by default

Well, I have a Motorola Razr I and, as expected, my internal storage was pretty limited (only 5 gbs). Of course, I already had a SD card which I inserted into my phone to expand it's memory to 25 gbs ...
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Is there a maximum number of devices allowed on a Google Play Account?

Many schools are looking at using Android tablets in classrooms. Some have classroom sets of 35-40 tablets. As a means to manage apps, having them tied to a single Google Play account would be ...
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Specific App install from Google Play fails, where to see log?

I'm trying to re-install a paid app from the Google Play Store I had previously installed before doing a system update. The installation fails silently after downloading. (Other installs from the ...
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4answers
250k views

How do I change the Google Play country?

Can someone tell me how to change the country preference for Google Play? I have searched high and low but in most of the forums people ask you to go to gmail settings > edit profile and change the ...
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Can't install Google Play Services

I just upgraded Google+ to 3.6.0.44338848 (released late March 2012) and now it won't launch. It says: This app won't run without Google Play services, which are missing from your phone. If I ...
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Play Store not downloading app without wifi

I have just bought Samsung Galaxy Grand phone featuring android jelly bean. I am trying to download some app using my mobile data. But, it doesn't download application, while I am not connected to ...
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How to get Google Play in China [duplicate]

I just bought the Samsung S3 in China and Google Play is not installed - how can I get it, or at least get my Gmail?
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How to add a shortcut to the 'My Apps' screen of the Google Play Store?

I'm looking to create a shortcut that links straight to the 'My Apps' screen of the Google Play Store? Either that or configure the Google Play Store to always open in the 'My Apps' screen. I've ...
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After phone reset - how to download all my apps from google play store?

In the web front end all my apps are still there and I added the google account in my phone. Now how do I get the apps down to the phone?
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Clear Download cache on Alcatel devices?

I am using an Alcatel 997D with Android 4.0.4. I need to clear the Download cache, the normal way to do this is to go to Settings - Apps - all apps, then select Download and then clear cache. However ...
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Where I can find my own Google+ Play reviews and ratings?

I know that now Google Play reviews and ratings are connected with my Google+ account and my name. But where exactly I can find list of my own reviews and ratings Google Play apps?
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No “delta updates” in Google Play Store on Android 4.1+

I have noticed that since updating my Asus TF300T to Android 4.2.1 (official stock rom) I no longer receive delta updates (i.e. where only changes are downloaded instead of the complete file). Before ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab: Cannot download from Google Play

I bought this tablet without a SIM card. I have a WiFi connection, but it still doesn't let me download from the Android Market. How do I fix this?
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Can apps update without Google account?

Scenario: - No Google account is attached to the phone - No apps have been installed beside ones that where already on the phone (even after a factory reset) Questions: - Is it possible to let the ...
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Google Play Store - Not Working [duplicate]

I'm currently using an Arnova 10G2 that has never been used as it was a relatives christmas present. When trying to load the Google Play Store on the device after re-downloading it from Softpedia, a ...
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Cannot add Google account for Playstore, SSL not working

I had Google Playstore installed on my Android 2.2 mobile. But unfortunately when I went to service centre the mobile was resetted to factory settings and all my data was lost. Thereafter when I ...
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1answer
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Problem with Play Store on Samsung Galaxy Note II: Play Store does not open

I was a regular Galaxy SII user, recently moved to Galaxy Note-2 - so far so good, but since today, I am finding my Play Store application, is not working on Note-2 [it was, earlier], even from the ...
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How to allow auto-update of apps in Play Store only when plugged in?

I would like apps to be updated automatically when my phone is plugged in (charging) and on wifi. I can easily allow auto-update only when wifi is on with the appropriate option in the Play Store ...
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0answers
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Why do certain apps always try to install to a specific Google account?

I have 3 Google accounts on my Android phone: gmail and 2 Google Apps accounts (one at my full-time job and one for my small business). I want all my apps to install under the gmail account, so I've ...
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1answer
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Deleting a device from the Google Play Store?

Yesterday I bought a new Android smartphone & performed a factory reset on my previous HTC handset. Naturally (I think) I set up my new phone under the same Google account as was registered for my ...
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Cannot connect my Galaxy Ace to my Google account

I have 'Market' and every time I attempt to log into it using my Google account it says that it 'Can't establish a reliable data connection to the server.' Any idea what could be done to get it ...
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Keep getting invalid package error when downloading app from Play store

I can't download any app from Google Play, I get invalid package message. I know this is an old problem and I that I have to clear Dalvik cache. Problem is that I can't down load the file manager to ...
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Nexus 7 with AOSP, what is missing from stock?

I would like to install AOSP version of Android OS on the Nexus 7. However, I am wondering what would I miss by doing so. I know that by compiling the AOSP android-4.2.2_r1, I should get Android ...
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How is installing an app from web-based PlayStore implemented?

As you are probably aware, when browsing the web-based PlayStore, it is actually possible to install an app right-away. Upon pressing the "Install" button (like the one in the image - taken from the ...
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How do I remove previously download apps from my Google Play account? [duplicate]

When I click on "My orders and settings" it shows me all the apps I've ever installed, including ones I've deleted from my phone. I would like for apps I've uninstalled to not appear in this list. How ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 - Google Play Store Installing

I hava Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and my Android version is 2.2.1 I have not Google Play app on my phone. Can I install Google Play app with this specifications. If not how can do it? I just do not ...
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Google Play Store gives error “No Connection”

I have an HTC Desire HD. I am having trouble connecting to the Google Play Store. Every time I try to connect it just come up with an error "NO CONNECTION". I really want to download some apps (in ...
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Whenever I try to download an app, it keeps wanting to download it to my old Android phone

I bought a used Coolpad, but like new. Whenever I try to download an app, be it an old one already installed on old phone or a new, never before loaded one, it keeps wanting to send data to old phone, ...
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my google play uninstall by itself.. how can i install it again ?

I have just reset my Samsung Galaxy Ace and now Google Play doesn't shown up. I've already restarted my phone but nothing happens, and I've downloaded a different Play Store but it doesn't seem to ...
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One device does not show on Google Play

I just purchased two identical Android tablet for my kids, running ICS 4.0, both using the same gmail account. I have the Google Play store installed on both of them, but only one of them show on my ...
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1answer
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Insufficient storage with Link2sd [duplicate]

I finally got Link2sd to work. I have Nexus One with 168 MB of internal storage. After some linking, I ended with 41 MB of free space. Now I'm trying to install Swiftkey, which is 6 MB download. ...
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Google play is not displaying

I'm trying to open google play on my computer but it displays me like below image: Doesn't display any of the application not even when I select from categories.
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Where does the Play Store store the apps I am currently downloading?

I was downloading Facebook from the Play Store awhile ago when the phone suddenly hanged up so I forcefully shut it down by removing the battery. Now when I re-boot Facebook is no longer in the queue ...
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No Google Play Store in Craig 4.0.3 Android tablet [duplicate]

I have a Craig 4.0.3 Android tablet. Can it download apps from the Google Play Store? My tablet does not seem to have the Google Play app. Is there a way to download the Google Play Store app? I ...
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how to capture any .apk download

We are seeking a reliable method to get the .apk file for any arbitrary application that may currently exist on Google Play store. ("legit" reasons may be e.g. to later restore to application v8 even ...
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If we install the apk outside the Play Store, does it affect Google Play statistics?

If we install the apk outside the Play Store, does it affect Google Play statistics?
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Continue using app after developer refunds purchase?

I'm an app developer and wondering about refunding purchases. I use Google's standard License Check library. If a user requests a refund and I refund the entire purchase price, does that prevent them ...
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on grid view, when updating an app, this one is taken at the end of the grid

In the app drawer, when an application is updated, its icon goes to the last page, in the last free place... Is that normal? Is there a way to make the application stay where I put it? I mean, I sort ...