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I want to remove credit card information from Play Store

Please let me know how can I change my credit card information that I entered when I set up the Play Store.
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Unable to access Google account in Android Market on HTC Desire HD

After resetting factory settings, I am not able to access my Google account in Gmail / Market / Talk. Whenever I try to "sign-in" to Android Market using Google account, it shows error with title as ...
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Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store?

My device is Motorola Xoom MZ604. The internet connectivity is 4G WiMax via my laptop as hotspot. The problem is when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it gives me an Error 504 ...
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How does Google Play work out if an app is compatible with my device?

I have one "generic" Android tablet, and often when I come to install and app, Google Play says it's incompatible with my device. It happens even on popular apps such as Twitter, Instagram, Evernote, ...
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If I relocate to another country, will I still be able to access the Play Store and use my purchased Apps, Books, Magazines, Music, Movies and TV?

I have a friend who shall be moving to Switzerland during the early part of 2013. He wishes to know is their a Swiss Google Play Store, or do Swiss residents use the German Play Store? If this is the ...
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Can my Android phone be hacked without installing permissions?

After reading this article ( Kaspersky smartphone report ) this got me wondering. Obviously if I install a dodgy app through Play Store or directly from a website, that can be dangerous, however if I ...
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Advanced searching in Play app store?

It is not easy to find good apps. Is it possible with some other app website to only search within apps (list apps) that have at least 500k downloads and at least 10k reviews? Something like make the ...
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Redeem Google Checkout coupon on Google Play

Are Google Checkout coupons redeemable on Google Play? I've created a coupon on Google Checkout for a paid Android App on Google Play but when trying to buy it as a user, I can't find the place to ...
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Keep getting “Error retrieving information from server. [RH-01]” from the play store

It used to work fine but now when I open the Play Store app it says "Error retrieving information from server. [RH-01]" and I can't do anything. I tried clearing the cache of the Google Play Store and ...
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Google Play website doesn't show all previously installed apps

When I browse my app history on the Google Play website(of apps that I have tried out in the past but aren't currently installed on my phone), it only lists them in alphabetic order until about 'L'. ...
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Is there a way to prevent applications from updating when running on battery

I know you can restrict applications to update on Wi-Fi only. Can you achieve the same thing with "update when charging on sector only" too?
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play.google.com and Google Play app out of sync

Having become fed up with a custom ROM i was using, I reverted back to a previous ROM via a nandroid backup (through CWM Touch). It would appear that the backup preserved all my installed apps and ...
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How do I change the Gmail account associated with the Play Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the account for Android Market? I got on the market yesterday and it made me enter my password for my existing Google account but I had forgotten the ...
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Where to download and install Google Apps on Android 4.0.4 device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I have an international android smartphone which doesn't have anything related to Google ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace Internet showing network problem

I have bought a Samsung Galaxy Ace few days back. And it's showing network / connection problem or error, or connection time out. Whenever I try to open a page it shows "Webpage not available". And ...
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How to resume app restore after stopping it on first opening Google Play?

I've installed a fresh stock ROM from Google site on my Galaxy Nexus. At the time i've opened the Google Play and started installing the 157 apps... the problem is that i needed to stop downloading ...
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I have a Binatone Kidzstar and can't install android market or google play [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some devices ship without the Market installed? How can I add the market to my device? I have a Binatone Kidzstar and can't install android market or google ...
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Unable to add credit card in Google Wallet

Whenever I try and buy an app, google asks me to add a credit card in google wallet. But when I finish adding me credit card details, phone number and address and do save (I'm using my sony xperia ...
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Warranty on Nexus 7

I just won an auction on the Nexus 7. The seller claims that he doens't have the original sales receipt but says I will be able to sign up for the warranty online with the registration & ...
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Excess in use of Packet data after updating Google play store

I have been using Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. Last week I've updated the version of Google Play Store. From that time on, the internet packet data usage has hugely increased, it is consuming a lot of ...
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Minimal set of .apk files to enable Google Play

I have some Android Froyo device not blessed by Google, so it doesn't have Google Play/Market or any of GAPPS by default and device maker won't make any firmware updates. Is it even possible now to ...
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Where can I get the QR code for an app on the Play Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the easiest way to create a QR code for a link? I searched the site, and I've searched google with no answer. Posting QR code images on a webpage is convenient, ...
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Google play fails to install application with RPC:S-5:AEC-0

Someone has reported me that he cannot install or upgrade applications on Google Play. It fails with error RPC:S-5:AEC-0 What does that mean? How to fix this?
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Second google account never shows up

I want to add a Google account to use as the primary (paying) account in Google Play. I have tried to add the account in the Google Play app or in settings under Accounts and sync. I get no error, ...
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Android 4.1 unable to connect to Google Play but other wifi functions work - how to fix?

I'm using a Rikomagic 802III running Android 4.1.1, connected to my TV. Until today, I was able to connect to Google Play, and my widgets were showing data. Now, when I open Google Play, I get an ...
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What is a good way to approach a developer about supporting my device? [closed]

The Google Play Store on my new Asus Nexus 7 does not list the application I want. When I visit the Play Store web site I see the applications listed, and I am told they are not compatible with my ...
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Does Google Audit all apps that enter the market place? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are the apps safe? How can I make my Android more secure? There are several 'requires root' apps in the market and one of the most famous ones have more than 5 Million ...
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Play store not registering my phone after root

I rooted my phone and after that for the 1st time, as i was just checking out stuff, google play recognized my device and registered it. Later i did a factory reset and now for some reason it is not ...
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How to determine what capabilities are blocking an app from installing

My bank has an app for Android phones, but that same app won't install on my tablet. Is there a way to determine what capability or permission is blocking it from even being listed in the Play store? ...
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Why does my app crash when I download it through 3G?

I have developed an application and published it on the Play Store. My problem is that when I download it from the Play Sore via 3G, the application crashes. However, when I download it via wifi it ...
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Android applications privacy and security concerns

If a user wants to install some applications from play store, is it sole responsibility of the user to decide whether the apps may harm or not? Should the user be worries regarding permissions? For ...
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Handwrite / draw on a text document

Is there an Android app that enables hand-writing / drawing on a word document? I want to draw and write on the text. I don't want to edit the document, but write on the top of it. Instead of typing ...
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Uninstalled apps still show up on “Apps installed on” in Google Play Store

I already uninstalled the unwanted applications from my device, but they still show up on "Apps installed on" in my Google Play account. Does it mean that the apps I got rid of are still stored in ...
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How to check an application's checksum or hash on Google Play?

Some free applications on Google Play are limited to the United States so the rest of the world has to use dodgy sites to get them. However the security of such sites are questionable as the apps ...
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Google Play allows publishers to respond to users' comments?

As far as I have known, and also read in the description of many apps on Google Play, it is not possible for publishers to respond to user's comments, but recently I have come across this: Can ...
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Is there any way to install apps incompatible with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

After looking around on the Google Play Store, I've found a lot of apps that 'I like the look of'. But by tapping on them, quite a lot of the time it says "This app is incompatible with your Android ...
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Google Play app dissappeared [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google play disappeared from my phone I have a Samsung Galaxy S and have recently discovered that the Google Play app has disappeared from my phone. I am not sure when ...
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Connection Time Out error while accessing Google Play Store in Samsung I9070 Galaxy S advance

I have bought a Samsung I9070 Galaxy S advance. Whenever I enter Play Store (Google Play Store Version 3.4.7), it displays waiting sign and then Connection Time Out Error is shown. I use mobile data ...
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How to remove app from wishlist?

How can I remove an app from wishlist? I clicked the add to wishlist button by mistake.. I'm looking for this but i can't find, is there a way? I tried to unistall the app, search in the app page ...
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Google Play says “You don't have any devices”

I tried factory resetting so I need to enter my Google account again to my device however it's been more than an hour now and Google Play still says "You don't have any devices". Any ideas how to fix ...
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Why would a free app be in the top grossing section?

I was just browsing through the play store and noticed that there are a few free apps in the top grossing section and that's a little puzzling. This might not be the best place to put up this question ...
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How does Google Play determine the region on a tablet without SIM card

I know Google Play uses SIM card to determine the region on cell phones. And I know Market Unlocker and Market Enabler. How does Google Play determine your region on a tablet without SIM card? And ...
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Can I use Google Play gift cards in my country?

I recently found out that there are now Google Play gift cards. Something I've been looking forward to. The downer? It's not available for sale at my country (Philippines). So I want to know, if I get ...
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Dangers of Apps running in “Hidden mode”?

I have downloaded an app to record all my calls. The app is working great but the trouble is that it doesn't shows up under the "Ongoing" in the notification bar nor does it shows up in "active ...
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Google play disappeared from my phone

While uninstalling some app I may have accidentally uninstalled Google play app. But even then I have updated Google play app before and while uninstalling it should remove only updates from my phone ...
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How can I get old Android softwares? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can find older versions of Apps? Sony LiveView -application dropped the support from the old Android versions -- some problems here -- and now I cannot use it. I ...
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Security of Paid apps in Google Play?

What measures does Google takes to ensure that paid apps that are downloaded do not get spread for free? Currently I see a possibility that can leak out a large number of apps: Someone pays to ...
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Google Play movie rental errors as it says my device is rooted (it is not)

I have a standard Galaxy S3. I have rented and downloaded Movies from Google play before however now it is saying: Downloads aren't supported on rooted devices (error 44) However my S3 is not ...
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How to re-download in-app purchase

I've done a factory reset of my HTC One S and I re-downloaded the game Angry Birds. I had previously purchased the mighty eagle, and when trying to get it again in-game, it takes me to the play store. ...
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Can I see my Play Store wishlist on the web?

Google Play store recently gained a long-awaited wishlist feature in the 3.9.16 version of the application. I was wondering whether the wishlist could be modified from the web version of the Play ...