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How do I root Cruz Tablet?

I am relatively new to the Android scene, and have recently bought my first official android-powered device. The cruz tablet was just $199 at Best Buy so I figured I culd give it a try. Unfortunately, ...
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How can I add the market to my device? [duplicate]

I have a white Pandigital Novel that I hacked to run Android 2.1. The firmware I have did not come with the market. Is there a way I can put the market on it? Is there a "market.apk" somewhere?
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Android and antiviruses

This is actually three questions: Are anti-viruses needed for smartphones running Android OS? Is the Android Market absolutely safe (because all precatuions are taken by Google to prevent any ...
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Can I re-install a purchased app from Google's Play Store?

I've successfully purchased an app from the Market via my Android phone. It's currently too large for my internal memory (still running 2.1), so can I uninstall it and then re-install it at a later ...
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Why do some devices ship without the Market installed?

Someone explain to me why some tablet manufacturers use software hubs other than Market. I bought a Coby Kyros ($160 @ KMart, Puerto Rico) and it brings AppsLib instead, and I immediately noticed that ...
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How are the Android Market ratings (stars) calculated?

I was looking at the reviews for an application which was rated as 3.5 stars in the summary. From reading the reviews, there were few 5's a lot of 1's and very little in between. My "gorilla math" ...
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Protection from Malicious Intent

Is there an app, or will Google produce a system, where I can protect my Android device? Imagine a soundboard app that's free, but it asks for your contact information. The average user might be ...
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Cancel All Market Updates/Downloads at Once

I just re-flashed CM 6.1 and when I opened up the market to download Titanium Backup, 27 apps started to automatically download, simultaneously. I'm not sure why they'd do that, and they never have ...
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How Do I Know Which Google Account is Used for the Market?

So far I've never purchased anything from the Market but just installed free apps. Now, I'd like to purchase an app and I want to make sure the Market is using the correct Google account, since I have ...
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Google Reader Not Available in International Market

I was excited when they announced the official Google Reader app but I can't get it on the market. I am using my Android Device from Kenya, Africa and would want to know whether being in this region ...
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How to “report” a mis-behaving app?

I purchased a very popular IM app from the Marketplace, as it was the only one that was able to connect to my company's Jabber server, and I've been using it successfully for months now. On November ...
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Market App Downloads always fails/never starts

Brand new LG GT540, everything works except for the Market. Clicking on Install on any App resultings in it sitting on 'Starting download..." for several seconds then as soon as it changes to ...
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What is the best way to provide feedback to an app's developers and request a feature?

Following on from an earlier question that I posed on how to free up space on my Android phone it became clear that a key issue is to request that more developers allow their applications to be moved ...
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Which apps show up in the market on an Android tablet?

Is the market filtering the same as a phone (auto detects required features and OS version) or do developers need to specifically set attributes on their apps for them to be available on tablets ...
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How can I manually add memory to the Android emulator?

I'm planning to buy an Android phone, but I want to try the applications in the Android Market using Android Emulator. I have downloaded many applications and reached the maximum apps I can download ...
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How can I give away a free copy of my paid app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to gift my paid application to some people I am an app developer and I have a paid app. I'd like to give one free copy to a specific person. Is this possible to do, ...
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Google Translate text-to-speech not working

In Google Translate application, when I try to install text-to-speach, It gives me a box saying: Text-to-speach requires: SVOX voice data: {disabled button}Installed{/disabled button} ...
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Need Help in Downloading Applications from Android Market?

I had an android mobile whose version is 1.5 , in that device, can i see the application in the market whose versions are 1.6 and above, is it possible to do this.
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Android Market won't download apps and Google Talk won't sign in after changing to @gmail.com address

I have tried the suggestions here and here with no results. Google suggest changing back to @googlemail.com, waiting two days and restarting the phone, but that hasn't worked either. Anyone had any ...
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Why do some of my apps show “Update” and some show “Update (manual)”?

When I go into the Market app and into my downloads list I can see that 5 of my apps have an available update. Three of the apps say "Update" in orange, and two of them say "Update (manual)" in dark ...
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How can I see what people are searching for on the Android Market? (i.e. Google Insights for Android Market?)

I'm interested in launching my application to the Android market, however I'm not sure if there is a market for my idea. Is there anyway to see what people are searching for on the android market, and ...
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“No item could be found” error when installing app

I receive 'no item could be found error' when I try to install some apps such as: Busybox Gems miner Springpad All apps are listed in AppBrainer or on their webpages but not on Market. What is ...
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App Installation Fails Every Time [duplicate]

My wife uses a Droid (first gen) running v2.2, and in the past month or so she can no longer download or update apps from the Market. We've tried rebooting the phone without any luck. The phone has ...
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Android Market disappeared! How do I get it back?

Since upgrading to FroYo, the Android Market app has disappeared from my wife's Droid X: it doesn't appear on the home screen or in the Applications list in settings. Is there any way to get it back?
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Can I use multiple Android devices with a single Google account?

Surprisingly I haven't found a satisfactory answer for this in a FAQ somewhere or anything. I have a Motorola Droid (with froyo, if it matters) I am thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab. ...
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Can a developer with an app in the market also distribute to un-registered (rooted) devices?

I'm looking to root a tablet device, to limit access to certain settings, and to remove the ability to get to the Market (long story). However, I do want to get some apps that are available on the ...
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Can't find Angry Birds

Same websites are reporting that angry birds is available in the android market. However I can't find it on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S in New Zealand). I have tried the bar code, the download links ...
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How come some apps don't show-up on my phone's Android app market?

Fxcamera is a popular app, but it's not showing in my xperia x10 mini's app market search. I tried: fx camera ymst fxcamera None gives the result. In fact, after that I've tried many apps which ...
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How to restrict Android Market search results to a particular publisher?

Is there any way that I can restrict searches in the Android Market to just show apps from one particular publisher? For example, if I wanted to just see apps from Google, searching for "Google Inc." ...
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What is Google's Stance on Keeping the Android Market Open to the General Public

(And by "General Public" I mean, people who aren't paying $30 a month for data transfers, and just using wifi instead.)
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Who runs the Android market?

Does Google run the Android Market?
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Clear Android Market Search History?

Any thoughts on how one might clear the Android Marketplace search history? For instance, if I recently searched for an android app in the marketplace, the marketplace search maintains a history list ...
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Google Map alternatives with offline navigation support [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: alternatives to Google Maps Hi All, Does google map application provides voice guided navigation ? Does it supports offline navigation ? Any app which supports ...
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How can I turn off the “allow automatic updating” for an app?

Once I've checked off the box to "allow automatic updating" for an app in the market, is there any way to undo this without uninstalling and reinstalling the app? Moto Droid running 2.2 UPDATE: ...
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Currencies supported by Android Market

Now that Google has extended the number of countries from which developers can sell paid apps, have they also extended the number of supported currencies? I know that the Market now shows prices in ...
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How can I see in the App store whether I am working secure

I wanted to buy some small application from the app store, it asked for my credit card information, but I was unsure whether we were working in secure mode. How can you see, during payment, whether ...
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Application stuck in “Installing…” stage in Market

I'm having the problem mentioned in the title on my Samsung Galaxy S. I updated the app Dock Simulator and for some reason it got stuck while installing. Now it shows the scrolling green bar in the ...
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Android market - Application downloading problem

I am accessing an Android market and trying to download Free applications, when i have tried to download any application by clicking on "Install" button. When i click on "Download" button, it always ...
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Is there a way to see the top apps across all categories?

Is there a way to see some stats about the top apps in the Android Market across all categories? The Google Play Store gives me some top paid and free apps per category. How do I get the overall ...
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how to batch update one's market application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good app that lets me to the app updates in one go? can I batch update the apps I dowloaded from the market? I receive notifications like "14 updates ...
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Android Market - Want to see Best Applications

Is there any way to see "Top Best (i.e. Top 10/50/100, etc.) applications" in Android Market as we are looking in AppStore ? I means to say which applications/Games are famous amongst the people as ...
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AppBrain offers to update app that marketplace does not

The Appbrain app is offering to update my Maps, Street View and Facebook app. In the Android Marketplace, I can't see any option to update (though I have never updated an app before so I don't know ...
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How do you get Market to work when Android is Unable to Access Android Market?

Right now I am using HTC Hero, having firmware Android 2.1 and I have attached VODAFONE, India SIM-CARD in this phone, and also having Wi-fi connectivity. Whenever I try to "sign-in" to ...
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Is there a good app that lets me to the app updates in one go?

Right now in the market you have to manually update each app, is there an app that automates this?
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Application Always Downloading

I notice sometimes an app (in this case Dropbox) is always downloading when I go into Market > Downloads. I even uninstalled it. So it doesn't appear in my application list but it still says ...
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Is Google Earth available for Android phones?

I saw a list of top free apps in a magazine. Yeah, one of those old fashioned things with glossy paper made from dead trees. Anyway, the SPARQCode yielded an app not found message from Android Market. ...
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Sometimes Market update gets stuck downloading. How can I cancel?

Sometimes when I update an app through Market the download gets stuck at 0% or 100% and won't finish download or finish installing. The only way I've found to work around this is to uninstall the app, ...
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How do you link to applications in the Android market? [duplicate]

When posting app links, I'm always using a link on Cyrket or AppBrain -- becuase I can't get a link to anything in the official Android Market. But I have seen some links out there for use w/ Android ...
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How do I add comments to an app in the Market?

Apps in the market have a lot of comments and reviews. How do I add my own rating and comment to these?
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Is there any app for Stack Exchange?

Is there any app available in the Android Market for Stack Exchange sites?