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At what application size does android add the WiFi tag to it?

In the Google Play Store, when an app is too large in size, a "WiFi" tag is mentioned next to the app name. That way the user can know that the download is heavy. At what application size does Android ...
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How can I bulk install apps with Play Store or App-Brain?

I'm trying to restore a new device with apps from my old device, but neither Android Market nor AppBrain seems to automatically bulk install them? When I use the Execute method in AppBrain it seems to ...
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1answer
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Does installing and re-installing my own app affect my app's rating/ranking? [closed]

I just released my first app not too long ago. To test it in the Play store, I installed my own app. After discovering some bugs, I uninstalled it, and installed the one I would code to fix from ...
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1answer
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Server Error! Play Store failing

I can't go on to the Google Play Store! I do not know why. Last time I did, I tried to download 'HOM 2' which is a game, and cannot download it. It says "package invalid" and "phone storage is getting ...
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3answers
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How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?

I have recently installed a custom ROM and cannot find the Play Store. It seems like all apps that belong to Google are missing. How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, ...) on my ...
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Where can I find official statistics of most downloaded android app in play market? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to see the top apps across all categories? Where can I find official statistics of most downloaded android app in play market? I would like to check which ...
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1answer
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Can I configure Google Play to see App Reviews in several languages?

By default Google Play is configured to display reviews only in my native language (not english). But there are a lot of reviews in other languages, especially in english and I want to see them also. ...
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2answers
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How to reset the device information in Google Play Store?

I was using Samsung Galaxy with android, then I bought the new Motorola DROID RAZR using same SIM card. when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it still refers to my previous ...
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Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space

After one of the latest updates (not sure if it was the last one or a previous one) of the Google Play app, I am having an error trying to update a large app (42MB). It says: Error Downloading . ...
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3answers
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Where does Google Play store its ebooks on an Android device?

In the Google Play Books Android application, there is an option to keep an ebook on a device if the user wants to do it. So when you decide to do such a thing, the ebook may be stored somewhere on ...
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Is there a way to turn off translation in Google Play

I have HTC Desire with Norwegian language set up. In Google play, all program descriptions are translated to Norwegian. I find this quite annoying because most of the translations are bad, and looks ...
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How can I replace stock download manager that Google Play uses?

Yesterday I upgraded my rooted LG Optimus One (P500) running v20g 2.3.3 to CM10 (unofficial) 4.1.1 through this post. Since the new ROM is unofficial and is in alpha/beta stage there are few known ...
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Can Google Play be installed on Andoid Virtual Device, running API 10 (Android 2.3.3)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run Android applications on my PC with the Android emulator? Not sure if I am searching with right terms but I could not figure out if it is possible to ...
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1answer
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Removing Apps from “Other apps in my library” in Google Play? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove an app from the “My Android Apps” page? Is it possible to remove some apps from appearing in "Other apps in my library" in "My Apps" in ...
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WANTED: Download Archive of Old Google Apps (APKs) for G1 (1.6 Donut)

Are old APKs for Google Android apps available for download from some official or trusted source? I just reset my G1, and would like to reinstall some of the (older) Google apps that don't appear to ...
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Development App with Syntax Highlighting & Auto-completion? [closed]

I have been trying many applications for development, and am trying to find a good one with Auto-completion and Syntax highlighting. I know many offer Syntax Highlighting, but I am unable to really ...
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Can't buy any paid apps on Google Play store, shows “An error occurred. Please try again.”

On my Nexus 7, I keep getting An error occurred. Please try again. Over and over when attempting to buy any paid apps on the Google Play store. It works fine for free apps, but always returns ...
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8answers
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I've deleted Google Play Store. How can I reinstall it?

I've been having an issue with my apps where an error "Package file is invalid" keeps appearing. I read a tutorial somewhere which told me to "uninstall updates" for the Google Play Store application. ...
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2answers
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Installing Android Market/Google Play on non-rooted Kindle Fire

Is there a way to install either the Android Market or Google Play on a Kindle Fire (Android 2.3 and Kindle version 6.3.1) without first rooting it? I have access to a Windows 7 computer with Admin ...
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1answer
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How To Track My Stolen Phone Without Usin Wifi [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My phone was just stolen an hour or so ago. Are there any options for tracking? My Phone Is Stolen I Need To Know How To Use It
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Apps I never installed appear in web store under “Other apps in my library”

TL;DR version--do you have apps in your Google Play "Other apps in my library" that you know you've never installed? In my Google Play account, under the section labeled "Other apps in my library", ...
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Package file is invalid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Package Install via Market sometimes fails and gives seemingly random error message Whenever I try and download an app from the Google Play Store, or update an existing ...
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Google Play Store disappeared from my phone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google play disappeared from my phone My google play store is not showing on my home page and it's not in the app drawer and it's not in All Apps under settings. My ...
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Google Play does not work on Samsung S3 (GT-I9300) purchased in China Unicom [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does China Mobile Galaxy S3 model GT I-9308 have Google Play Store? Just want to check Whether Google Play support Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)? I have downloaded the Google ...
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1answer
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Can't I install or update Apps from Play Store: Error 905. How to fix?

Suddenly (after a Play Store update?) I can't install or update any Apps. I always get error code 905 when I try to do so. How can I fix this?
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Install Android apps in Kindle fire with Jelly Bean 4.1

I upgrade my Kindle Fire with Android Jelly Bean 4.1 but i can't install some apps from Google Play site, it mentions that they are not compatible with the device, the only solution now would be ...
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1answer
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How to make an application to ignore updates?

In my rooted LG Optimus One (a.k.a P500) running stock 2.3.3, I have few Google's applications preinstalled. When updates are being checked, notification for presence of updates are included for ...
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2answers
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Can I see what apps I own that have been pulled from the market by developers?

Last year I purchased the app grüvtron by Sound Trends LLC. Presumably they later removed the app from the google play store / market. Their website used to have a "buy android version" but now only ...
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1answer
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Download Google Play Apps from Computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an APK file from the Play Store? Can I not download the Google Play Android apps first in my computer and then transfer it to my mobile and then ...
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2answers
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Update from app store stuck on “downloading..”

There are three apps that needs an update on my device, I've got an always-on 3G connection and it's working (I can use whatever app I need), but when trying to download the update from the app store ...
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2answers
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How can I see a list of my unrated apps?

It's important to me to provide feedback on the apps I use. However, I don't remember which apps I already rated, and I find myself checking my apps one by one to find the ones I haven't rated yet. ...
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4answers
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Apps won't install (silently fail after 100% downloaded)

I have a problem with installing apps from Google Play onto my Samsung Galaxy S Plus phone. It has Android 2.3.6. Yesterday I tried to download some apps. When I clicked 'Install', the app began to ...
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Android Market not working after factory data reset

I am using an HTC Wildfire S with Android 2.3.5. Recently my Android Market got automatically updated to the Google Play Store. I had to factory data reset due to some problem, Now I can see Android ...
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Where can I find out when I installed an app?

Is there a Play Store log file? Or should I be looking where apps are installed on the phone for time/date stamps?
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1answer
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Override PlayStore Application Android Minimal version requirement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android? In fact, I installed an higher Android version on my phone (4.0 on a ZTE Blade ...
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2answers
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Remove credit card from google wallet, will it affect purchased apps?

I use my credit card to buy app on Google Play Store and now that I changed my credit card, I want to remove my credit card info from my account, but Google gives me this message: You are about to ...
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0answers
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Does China Mobile Galaxy S3 model GT I-9308 have Google Play Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? Does this Galaxy S3 have Google Play Store pre-installed so I can download Android ...
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Are Google Books DRM protected?

In some countries Google Play offers ebooks. I was wondering if those are DRM protected. Can I export them as e.g. epub? Or are they bound to be read within the Google Play Books application?
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2answers
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Is there any way to stop Google removing apps from the phone?

Back before Android had gone mainstream, there was an incident where Google removed an app using a feature called Remote Application Removal. This potentially allows Google to start removing ...
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What happens with the installed apps when you switch Google Account on a phone?

I am going to buy a new Android phone. I would like to give my current one to my wife when I do this. She already owns an Android phone so she has her own Google account. I am just wondering what ...
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1answer
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How can I disable shortcuts from being created after install from Google Play?

I own a Galaxy S2 with the Samsung ICS stock, and I've noticed when I download an application from Google Play (Market) it installs it and automatically places the app shortcut on the first free space ...
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1answer
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change phone properties so I can download an item from Google play?

I have a Huawei u8160(A.K.A Vodafone 858 Smart) which had an original Froyo ROM , Now it's upgraded to CyanogenMod7.2(Gingerbread) and even after upgrading Google play apps are the same exactly. I ...
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How to change the device name in Google Play (formerly Android Market)?

I have bought a new phone and need to change the old device name to the new one. How do I change the device name in Google Play (formerly Android Market)?
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List of banned market apps [closed]

I recently came across fireplace market, which hosts fired apps banned by google. However it's apparently down. I'm not really interested in the market app, I just would have liked to browse what ...
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1answer
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Where are my Apps gone? Not shown under all apps, in my phone

I have a nuumber of Android apps installed. When I use them from desktop shortcuts of phone, they work normally but in "All apps" (having up arrow symbol) section, it only shows 4 apps: Latitude, ...
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1answer
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Google Play Store on a Samsung Galaxy Ace missing

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace with Android 2.3.4. The phone came with Samsung App Store not the Google market. I would like to install the Google market or Google Play as there is a better selection of ...
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2answers
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How to hide updates from market? (Given Titanium backup “detach from market” doesn't work)

I have an app that a recent update has removed functionality, so I would like to make the market think I no longer have this app so it'll stop trying to update it and I can safely use the "update all" ...
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Where did my purchased Apps go when I upgraded my Phone?

I have read through many questions here and totally understand that when you upgrade your phone your purchased apps should be accessible for reinstalling at https://play.google.com/store. I upgraded ...
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If I buy a software and change smartphone, should I buy it… AGAIN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reinstalling purchased apps on a new phone? I've just tweaked my Google Play application to believe I have an HTC Desire S so I can buy all the games that I can't buy ...
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1answer
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Package error “package file was not signed correctly” when updating Google+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Updating GPlus Signature Error In trying to update Google+ I receive: "package file was not signed correctly uninstall the previous copy of the app and try again". The ...