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Why do some Android apps need access to my SD card and fine location?

I understand why apps like Maps need to know my specific location, but is it safe to allow any application to access these things? Are there any clues as to which apps are safe and which aren't? ...
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Installing official Google Marketplace on a chinese Asus Eee Pad Transformer 101 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I'm currently living in China, so I bought my Asus Eee Pad Transformer 101 here. ...
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Where are my apps?

My handset was replaced under warranty and I was expecting my apps to sync to the new handset but when I check my apps in market none of them are listed. Do I really have to manually find every ...
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HTC Desire Z without Android Market?

I bought a HTC Desire Z from UAE (United Arab Emirates) country. Surprisingly, there isn't the Android Market in the Applications list! I tried to install Market manually, but it crashes and ...
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Android Market auto restore apps not working

After some problems I had to restore my phone. Before doing it I had enabled the option of google's security copy. Now I've linked my google account and market does nothing, it doesn't restore apps. ...
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How anonymous are ratings/reviews in the Android Market?

I can see from reviews other people have given to apps in the market that at the very least your account name is made public. However, I was wondering: Is that the only thing made public? If I only ...
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Android Market on Pandigital Novel, without rooting?

Pandigital is advertising on their site, that users of their devices can now "download & enjoy Android apps" after applying a firmware update. I've applied the update to my wife's Novel, but ...
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2answers
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Help! Google is downloading books to me without my permission or involvement

I noticed I had updates the other day, and was surprised to see that my phone (Droid X, Gingerbread) was downloading Alice in Wonderland. I did not ask for this book, and I don't want it on my phone ...
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Is cm7's stable 7.0.3 market limited with apps?

For some reason, the apps available on the marketplace for my nook is extremely limited. Am I doing something wrong? I have very few apps, and I only have 2 things to select. Top paid and Top Free, ...
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How can I circumvent regional restrictions in Google's Play Store?

I'm travelling to country X. I want to install an application which isn't available in my country, but is available in country X; but I prefer to download and install it in advance, while the data ...
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10answers
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How can I download an APK file from the Play Store?

I can't download apps from the Play Store on my Android device (maybe due to a network issue), so I'm wondering how could I download the APK file of an app on my PC from http://play.google.com/store?
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How to allow Android Market License Check through a secured network?

We have a secure network that doesn't allow internet access. Unfortunately one app from the Android Market we purchased for our honeycomb tablets uses Market License Check to verify that we've ...
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Buying apps and entering credit card number via 3G/GPRS. Is it secure enough?

As title. Of course using Android market and the Google Checkout payment. By the way, how about other market-like apps?
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Is the app version I download always the latest?

I have recently submitted an app to the Android market to quickly realize that I had left in a bit of code that needed to be removed. I quickly re-submitted a new version but was wondering if the ...
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Android web market always gives error

I am getting error for almost all the apps while I am trying to install from web android market (market.android.com), it gives error "This item cannot be installed in your device's country.". But same ...
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Download free-software apps from official Android Market without logging in

The Android Market has some apps which are free software, which entails that anyone can redistribute them; and that are also zero cost. (An example is Theremin, but I'm not interested only in that one ...
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Can application upgrades happen automatically, even if you have it turned off in marketplace?

I thought I had turned off all the automatic upgrades for the apps on my phone (T-Mobile G2 w/ Froyo). However, yesterday, I got a notice that said that I had new GMail and described the new ...
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Google Music not available for Samsung Galaxy S with Android 2.2.1

I have Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) with Android 2.2.1 (Froyo). Lately I got an invite to Google Music. Android app for Google Music requires 2.2.0, however Android Market keep saying my phone is not ...
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Installing app from Market when it was previously installed

I'm developing an app that was just released. Prior to release, I had 10 or so testers that helped me test the app and had test versions on their phones. Now I want them to install the app from the ...
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Getting market error “Sorry there's not enough space to install this item.”

Android Froyo 2.2 with 3GB available mmcblk0p2 space and over 3GB free space on MicroSD. Have no idea from when it started. Since then, every time when I try to download/update an APP from Android ...
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Possible to answer a comment made at the Google Play Store?

Is it possible to answer a comment made in a review at the Google Play Store?
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How does Android Market DRM work?

I have a bunch of rooted tablets purchased for use on a locked-down WiFi network (for security reasons internet access is not allowed). Using a different network, I purchased an RDP client app from ...
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Fixing “Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card” issue

I recently had a problem that prevented updating any application installed on the SD card. When trying to update the application in the market, the update failed and the following message was given as ...
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Issues canceling downloads in Market

All of a sudden a few days ago, I went into the Market for the first time in ages to download a new app. It said the app would be downloaded, but when I went back several hours later, it had not ...
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357 views

How to get Google+ application even outside US?

I have an account on Google+ but Android Market does not allow me to download Google+ application.
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Can I use my Google account on two or more phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple Android Devices with a single google account I want to share some applications and contacts on my girlfriend's Android cellphone, can I do that? Will I lose my ...
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Can not install in country [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install apps which are targetted for another country? i would like to loadthe bbc news app but i get the following error on android market place. This app is ...
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How can I turn off android market sync while roaming?

I had an issue with an travel now. I turned off sync on my android device and urned on data while roaming. I expected that no sync would occur while in this setting, but suddenly the automatic ...
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Unable to download apps from Market, after factory reset

Problem description I did factory reset of my phone, (Droid X), and I changed primary email, and I am not able to download any application from market. I get a message like application will be ...
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Filter for honeycomb optimized apps

Is there anyway to filter only for honeycomb optimized apps no market? I have a Motorola Xoom and wants to filter for all apps that looks good on my device.
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How to install apps which are targeted for another country? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I circumvent regional restrictions in the Android Market? I'd like to install an app from the Market which is limited to the USA (specifically Google Music). ...
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How can I get the market place to allow me to download games compatible with my installed OS?

I've flashed my HTC Hero with android 2.2 but market place will still only show me apps compatible with the official firmware (I think 1.6) and can't download new games. How can I get the market ...
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No Market on Honeycomb for NOOKcolor

I put Honeycomb on my NOOKcolor and the app market is not on it. Does anyone know how to fix it?
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Android market doesnt show my app [closed]

Hi I have released android application in android market But my app doesnt visible to all in android market site. Even under the more app from this developer it doesnt visible to all.. why this ...
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querying the android market place for GPL license?

Is there a way to get the full list of GPL-licensed apps in the Android Market via a URL or any other method?
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Some of the Applications are getting downloaded more than once from Android Market

I observed one funny thing. I have the habit of installing the applications directly from Android market on PC. How to install the Apps directly from PC ? Ans: I have a Google Account. I open the ...
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Multiple Android Market Accounts on a Single Device? [closed]

Is it possible to have multiple Android Market accounts on a Single phone? If so, how do I do that? (I have been able to add a second Gmail account, but I couldn't find any option to add a second ...
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How to remove apps from android market website?

There are a few apps that even though I uninstalled them (through android market mobile app) still remain present as 'installed' when I go to my website market account (they are not on my phone any ...
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Why does Android download pause, and only continue after restart?

Sometimes when I download apps (from the market), the download gets paused. After the download gets paused, I am unable to continue the download. But after the restart my device and then retry ...
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How can I download apps again after changing my Google account password?

I changed the password for my Google account earlier, and since then, every attempt to install an app results in a download was unsuccessful error. I have not been prompted for my new password ...
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Cannot install from market applications I used to have

I changed my ROM to cyangenmod 7, and I cannot install some of the applications I used to have (like skype for instance). Here's what I got so far: When I'm downloading it from the market it starts ...
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HTC Desire S on Android Marketplace - “the requested item could not be found”

I cannot download, not update apps. I get the above mentioned message.
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Why can't I download apps from the Android Marketplace?

I just bought an HTC Desire S and cannot download apps from the Android Marketplace. I tried to download Skype and it stalled saying "Starting To Download" - nothing happened. Then I tried downloading ...
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Applications: Rollback latest update

I updated Winamp today from the market and now I'm having troubles playing shoutcast stations and some mp3's. Is it possible to rollback only the update I installed this morning? or am I out of luck?
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Google Music app update in UK

I am UK based and have a Nexus 1 and Nexus S both running stock Android 2.3.4. On both devices, I have a manual update pending for the Music app from Google Inc., but when I go in to the Market to ...
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Problem accessing the Market

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia with Android. I can't download from the Market because there is some Gmail account that I don't have an idea how it got there. This means that I don't know the ...
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How can I turn off the “allow automatic updating” for **all** apps?

Recently Google started to check the “allow automatic updating” for their apps without being asked, which I hate. I have to deactivate it for each app separately. But more importantly this pushed ...
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Android SDK 2.1: Unable to install app from Android Market on the Emulator

I am testing the Emulator that comes with Android SDK 2.1, but I am Unable to install app from Android Market. I made the Login on www.google.com but still no success: This is the error message: ...
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How to read comments to app of another country?

Google Market allow me by default to read only comments of my country (Italy). Unfortunately not popular application have only few or even no comments. How can I read comments from other country (USA, ...
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Is there a way to pay for apps with paypal?

Is there a market where I can buy apps with PayPal? Will the original Market going to support payment with PayPal? Thanx.