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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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Why would a free app be in the top grossing section?

I was just browsing through the play store and noticed that there are a few free apps in the top grossing section and that's a little puzzling. This might not be the best place to put up this question ...
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Update Market Application to Google Play Market Application

I have the problem with latest update which re-brands "Market" app to "Google Play Market" app. At one moment "Market" icon disappeared from both home screen and applications. I was seeking for the ...
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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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Error when downloading application from the play store: RPC: S-3

I just got an Android tablet and when I try to install an app on the Play store it says: error retrieving information from server [RPC:S-3]. I've tried clearing the data for the Play Store app ...
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How do I save purchased apps as APKs?

I am unable to save APK's that I have purchased (actually paid for) through the Play store. Usually SaveAPK is able to save the APKs that I'm interested it, however this didn't work: it sais Copy ...
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Google Play Store gives error “No Connection”

I have an HTC Desire HD. I am having trouble connecting to the Google Play Store. Every time I try to connect it just come up with an error "NO CONNECTION". I really want to download some apps (in ...
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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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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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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 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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Stolen phone: is changing your GMail password enough?

My Galaxy phone got stolen today. Of course I blocked my SIM card and changed my password for GMail (and went to the police) but is this enough? Could the person that stole my phone still log in to ...
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Alternatives to the Android Market [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the alternative Android app markets? I've had issues downloading paid applications from the Android Market and it seems I'm not the only one. I've set up my ...
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How can I buy an app that isn't supported on my (current) device?

As you may know, the official Android Market is in the process of having a sale, charging only 10 cents for a bunch of apps for 10 days. They're going to pick 10 new apps each day, so the apps for ...
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Are there any specific advantages to using the Amazon Android App Store over the Google Android Market?

Is the new Amazon Android App Store just another marketplace or are there any specific features or benefits that the Google Android Market doesn't have?
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Android Market gone after emulator reboot

I have installed Android Market on Android Emulator successfully using steps mention in [How to] Install Android market on Emulator Market is installed without any issue but after emulator reboot ...
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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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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Why can't I download games, apps, etc from any site except the Official Android Market?

Every time I try to download any of the games I love from any site except the Android Market, my phone tells me that the settings are set to not allow unknown apps to be run on my phone. By the way I ...
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Restrict market updates to WiFi network

In order to save some volume on my data plan, I'd like to limit updates from the market to the times when I'm connected to a WiFi. And as every good geek, I want this to be automated, in other words, ...
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How to keep two versions of an app installed?

Android Market has just updated an app in my device. I liked the update, but its fully different from last version which was also my favorite. So, I want to keep last version too. I have last ...
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2answers
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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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Hide “Successfully Updated” notifications from Google Play/Market

I have a lot of apps on auto-update and I really don't care when most of them update. I almost always have 3 notifications saying some app has successfully updated. Is there any way I can the ...
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Can I change the language for the Android Market website?

I've just visited the android market website from my work computer and the website is displaying in German. For what it's worth, I have an Ubuntu box and tried in both Firefox and Chrome (both ...
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How can I use the Android Paid Market from a region where it's not available yet? [duplicate]

I live in scandinavia and the Market for paid applications is not available here yet. Is there any way I can enable it? Or a workaround?
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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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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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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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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Phone not updating Market to Google Play?

I have the TELUS Samsung Galaxy S2 X (T989D) running Gingerbread (v2.3.5). Today my friend (who has the Samsung Galaxy S2 (TI9100)) told me that they changed the Android Market to Google Play. I ...
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How do I get the new Android Market running on Cyanogen 2.2 HTC Magic?

I'm running Cyanogen 2.2 on my HTC magic. The Android Market is still the old version and not the one that has been discussed in the news. ...
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Is there a way to sort apps by popularity (number of 'downloads') in the Google Play Store, or otherwise?

Google's Play Store does not sort its 'Top' apps by number of downloads. This prevents you from discovering the true order of which apps people are downloading the most, making you often not know ...
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google play store says no connection retry [duplicate]

When I open the Google Play Store it says, no connection retry even when I am connected to wifi and when I hit Sign In in the Youtube app it says, An error occurred.
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1answer
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How to install android market app manually? [duplicate]

I have device with android 2.1 and I want to install android market app manually. Can I do that? I have download android_app.apk file into my device but while installing getting following error. ...
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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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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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Does Voting on Market Comments Have Any Effect?

In the Market you can choose to mark any comment on any app as one of the following: Helpful Unhelpful Spam Marking something as Spam will remove it from the list of comments, but only on the ...
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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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Why does Google play show a “no connection: retry” error?

Recently I bought a Spice MI 280 with Android 2.3.4, I downloaded apps from the Android Market like App2sd, Task killer, Soundhound etc. A few days ago Android Market was upgraded to Google Play and ...
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Always seeing “No connection: Retry” in Android Market

I have an HTC Touch with Froyo installed that I use for app development. I haven't used it for a couple of months, and when I fired it up today I'm seeing the same error every time I launch the Market ...
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Google Play allows publishers to respond to users' comments?

As far as I have known, and also read in the description of many apps on Google Play, it is not possible for publishers to respond to user's comments, but recently I have come across this: Can ...
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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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App installs result in “Process System Not Responding” message [closed]

After installing or updating an app in the newest version of the android market I receive the warning "Process System is not responding" with the option to either force close or wait. I choose "wait" ...
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How do I fix “Unknown reason -110”?

Whenever I try to install/upgrade an application, I get an "Installation Error: Unknown reason -110" message. What does this error mean, and how do I fix it? HTC Incredible 2 [Verizon Wireless] ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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How does Android Market WebStore's Silent Install work?

I have been thinking a lot about this, and came to a point that since the silent install requires the user to give his google id, it might fix a notification against that google id, to let the device ...
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4answers
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Is there a maximum number of devices allowed on a Google Play Account?

Many schools are looking at using Android tablets in classrooms. Some have classroom sets of 35-40 tablets. As a means to manage apps, having them tied to a single Google Play account would be ...
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Permanently indicate to Market an application should refuse upgrades?

Some applications update frequently, (like Dolphin Browser), but to my needs the current version is clearly enough, barring a major advance of the application. Some applications (like Slacker Radio) ...
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How to install Android apps without having Google Play?

If you have Google Play application installed is very easy to find and install an application. But some devices seem not to have Google Play application installed. Maybe you can use Google Play in ...