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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How To Selectively Update Applications On Google Play?

I would like to know how to update manually only apps that I want and not all apps at once when every other day they get updated again. How to checkmark only specific apps I want to manually update?
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Connection Timeout on Google Play

I have a brand new ASUS Transformer Prime tablet running ICS which I have been using for the first time over the last few days. I can access the internet without issue using the email, Gmail, ...
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Where to modify the pseudonym used to rate Android apps?

I am currently rating android applications that I downloaded with the username firstname.lastname where firstname and lastname are mine. However, I would like to put a pseudonym on it because my real ...
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How does an app such as “Plants vs. Zombies Great Wall Edition” get downloaded or purchased on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? I read that Plants vs. Zombies Great Wall Edition is available on May 18, 2012, but on an ASUS Transformer ...
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What is error code 495 on Google Play and the YouTube app?

"Facebook" could not be downloaded due to an error. (495) How do I solve this error?
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How to install Google Music on a non-US phone?

I am trying to install Google Music on my phone from outside the US. After using Market Enabler Play Store correctly displays and even downloads the app, but then aborts with "this app cannot be ...
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How to enable multiple users on Google Talk for Android 2.3.4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use Google Talk with multiple accounts I always use two Google accounts. One for personal use, and the other for professional-related things. On my phone, I have Android ...
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Install button greyed out on play.google.com

I tried installing an app on my phone from the Play Store website, but the install button is greyed out. What could be the problem? The phone is a Samsung Epic 4G running 4.0
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Why do I get small size download than listed size of app from Play Store? [closed]

In this screenshot, you can see listed size of app is 6.33MB, but I am getting 3.17MB download. What is this? I thought, variable size based on device was limited to in-app downloads. If Play Store ...