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Is there any way to make Android Market “global”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I circumvent regional restrictions in the Android Market? What I mean is, is there any way to make the recommendations offered by Android Market be the same as ...
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Is a google account mandatory to use the market?

Is a google account mandatory to use the android market?
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Is there a way to add Kindle Fire as a device on the Android Market [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an APK file from the Android Market? I want to download APKs from the Android Market and sideload them to my Kindle Fire. I'm able to run APKs using ...
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Why are some applications on the Market not on AppBrain as well?

Take this game; why is present on the Android Market but not on AppBrain?
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I have a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab with no Android Market App

I bought a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 2.3.5 There is no app for Market on the phone. When I get to market directly, it only shows my Iconia and I've already downloaded things ...
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What is the “Duplicate Provider” error?

I have installed Angry birds from the official android market. I tried installing the Angry Birds Seasons free version today, and while installing I got a pop-up message saying "Duplicate provider" ...
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CyanogenMod, why doesn't Market self-upgrade?

I've bought a used HTC Magic with CyanogenMod 5 on it. It has Google Market. The market version is 1.713 - which is nowhere near the latest IIRC. In-app billing, for one thing, is not supported. ...
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How to keep Apps, that are banned from the offical market, up to date?

Sadly, a few fine Apps are banned from the official Market by Google (e.g. Transdroid): How can I keep those Apps up to date, without visiting the project sites regularly?
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Why do apps legitimately purchased from Android Market warn about missing license?

A few weeks ago I purchased two paid apps, 3G Watchdog Pro (3GWP) and The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE). Both of them displayed warnings that the license is missing, and advised to visit Android ...
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How to remove Google Account that is set for Android Market in device?

In my Device I have entered the the xyz@gmail.com as google account and I have also set that account as the Market account. Now I want to use abc@gmail.com as my market account but I am not able to do ...
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How to circumvent the market compatibility check?

Sometimes I would like to install some App on my Notion Ink Adam but the Android Market says that my device is not compatible with the App. ATM I simply google for the specific App and search some ...
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Disable Android Market localization

I'm using LG GT540 with (LG) official Android 2.1. The market has never been updated, but months ago, the top apps show my local (Vietnam) apps. Those top rated are actually very bad, can I disable ...
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Why do the “Successfully updated” notifications disappear?

I noticed a weird behavior when updating applications with the newer Gingerbread (2.3.5?) and now Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3) builds. It might also be the case with other versions, but I have not seen ...
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Market enabler not working (anymore??)

I own a MIUI-powered HD2 and a Chinese tablet on which I would like to install a couple of free apps that are intended for Italian market. I can see these apps from an A500 tablet but not from these ...
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Logging in with a non-gmail account

I got here an ePad running Android 2.3 and I want to set up Market on it for its owner. He doesn't have a Gmail account, neither he wants one. I have just made a Google account that is associated with ...
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What happens when Google removes a purchased app from Market?

Google removes malicious and copyright-smasher apps from Market. And, I think paid apps are equally treated in this case. Fortunately, Google hasn't removed any app purchased by me, yet. So, I don't ...
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Why can I not install Firefox on my HTC G1/Dream with CyanogenMod 6.1?

I have a HTC G1/Dream with CyanogenMod 6.1, based on Android 2.2.1. I would like to install Firefox, which requires Android 2.0 and up. But I cannot find it in the Android Market, and when I try to ...
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How can I copy to the clipboard on a stock phone?

This is something that has been frustrating me ever since I first did a fresh ROM installation on a smartphone. I have an excessively complex password for my Google account. It would be impossible to ...
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Do prepaid phones have issues with downloading certain Apps in the Android Market?

My company has written and published some Android Apps on the Android Market. A couple of times now we've had complaints from customers who are not able to download and install the App - I believe the ...
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After wipe Apps are still shown as installed on Android's Web Market. How can I install them?

I accidentally formatted my phone. Now, when I login to my google account it doesn't install my new apps. When I login through internet, it shows in "My Library" that those apps are installed, but ...
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Application in Market that Open click returns you back to the market

I had NetFlix installed on ASUS Eee Transformer and since I am not using it, I uninstalled it. But now Android Market tells me there are updates, which I do not wish to do, and it acts as though it ...
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How to exclude a program from being presented as program to update

I have an Archos 101 tablet which has Google maps installed. I cannot uninstall Google maps but since I don't need it on my tablet I don't update it. However, it is constantly being presented in the ...
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What does it mean the “WIFI” label on the market? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wi-Fi icon next to apps in android market I've noticed that a few items on "My applications" on the Android Market client have a gray "WIFI" label on them. What does ...
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difference between ninesky and ninesky cn

Ninesky is a browser for android. What is the difference between Ninesky and Ninesky CN?
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Android Market: Comments not consistent

I've noticed that for each app i see different comments if i'm going from the web version or mobile version of the market althought I click "Read All User Reviews" on both. Have you also noticed ...
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When is a free app removed from your google account?

I install a free app from android market, then I uninstall it. Then I still see it linked to my google account. But after some time, the app is no more linked to my account. Other apps instead are ...
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How to solve “insufficent space on the device” error on Samsung Captivate

I have a Samsung Captivate, running the stock Froyo ROM, rooted. When I try to install a large app from the Market, I get the error "insufficent space on the device", for apps of ~40 MB, with 700+MB ...
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“device isn't compatible with this item” - why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some Apps on the market be incompatible with my device? I would like to download and install this app on my Samsung Continuum SCH-I400 running Android 2.2.2 but ...
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If I do factory reset, set a different primary account, will I lose all the apps I already downloaded?

Assuming I purchased and downloaded a few apps, via the existing primary account from the Android Market: If I do factory reset, then set a different primary gmail account, will I lose all the apps ...
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Does Google publish search trends for the Android market?

Does Google publish the searches on the Android market? Is there any way to see top searches or anything?
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Enable the Android market on a kobo vox

Based on its cheap price, I'm considering purchasing a Kobo Vox. The only downside I see to it is that it the market isn't enabled on it. Is there a way to enable the Android market on it once I get ...
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Can't open Market application after updating my Samsung Galaxy Tab

Just updated firmware for my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Now I can't enter Market application. When I click the Market application icon, I get this message "Application not installed". And update was ...
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I want to use market place on my cheap tablet

Alright I'm cheap bought a couple cheap tablets for my kids. We have enjoyed alot of the apps ava on the Market Place but it will not work with the tablets. (Something about "Honey Comb". My ...
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Privacy level with an anonymous account? [duplicate]

I am interested in the currently achievable levels of privacy on an Android device. As far as I understand it, the best one can do is not to activate a Google account. However, even then significant ...
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How to update all your apps from the Android market over web?

I constantly get multiple update notifications on my Android phone. How do I go online from my computer and update all my applications to my phone?
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Using Multiple Devices With the Play Store

I've been using a Droid (original model) for a while and recently I bought an Archos 7 Home Tablet at Office Depot (I think it was on clearance, but I don't remember why it was marked down). I ...
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How can I fix Error -101 in the Market?

I added a second Google account to my Dell Streak 5 running 2.2 and when I attempt to download an app (either paid or free) through the Market I get this error: <App Name> could not be ...
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How can I get the Android Market installed on my Kindle Fire?

There are a couple of apps I'd like to install that aren't available in Amazon's store. Is there a way I can get the normal Android Market app set up on this thing, so I can get apps (and updates for ...
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How to utilize those Market QR codes?

Once in a while I see a description of a program that is to be installed via Android market. It is often accompanied by a two-dimensional barcode looking like a QR code that I guess somehow contains a ...
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Where can I get Android Market App for my Tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I add the market to my device? I do not have Android Market App installed on my Tablet. When I try download Google Maps App - it redirects me to link which look ...
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Wi-Fi icon next to apps in android market

In Android market some app have a Wi-Fi icon next to them. Some examples are Cordy, Fieldrunners HD, Flight Control, Where's My Water?, Wind-up Knight, World of Goo. What dose it mean that these apps ...
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Why can't I download anything from the Market after CSC change?

I changed the CSC to my country and after that, I couldn't download anything from the Market. It gives this error: "app name" could not be downloaded due to an error. (-101) I tried updating to ...
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How can I install Skype on my Acme tablet?

I have Acme 7" tablet. How can I install Skype on it? When I go to the Skype for Android site it seems to allow installation for mobiles only. Also, when I go to the Android Market and sign in with ...
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Workaround needed: Buying an application for someone else in the Android Market

Reading around I can see that Android Market doesn't yet support Gift tokens or similar, and while Amazon's Android market does, its only available in the USA. So the question is, what sort of ...
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Is there a service that rates app security/permissions?

Is there a service/company/app that vets Android apps and reports on their "trustworthiness"? I recently moved from Blackberry to a Galaxy S2 which does not have an LED indicator light. I searched ...
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How can I disable the Android Market temporarily?

My kids play games on my tablet, and I would like to disable the Android Market and in-app purchasing for the duration of their use of the device. Is there any option, third-party software or any ...
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Manual Update: Exclude a certain apps from notifications

I have an application with a manual update available. I do not want to update it (I prefer the older one). In the previous Google Market app (it changed, sorry I do not remember older version number) ...
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Market on phone showing different prices to web browser? [closed]

Has anyone experienced this weird problem with the Android Market when accessing on the phone. Firstly, I'm in Australia, so expect prices for apps to be shown in AUD, but when I first open the ...
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Android Market cannot be opened and cannot download any applications

When I first bought my GT-i5801, I could easily access the Android Market and there was no hassle in downloading any applications I want. But then one time it had a virus or something that doesn't ...
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How do I remove a review I've written from the Android Market app?

How do I delete a review that I have written from the Android Market? Somewhere in Google's issue tracking software someone has raised this issue (I've lost the link, sorry), and the answer given was ...