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Unable to update Google apps in Android L

I installed a fresh copy of Android L Dev Preview (with a fresh, new Google Account) on my Nexus 7 (2013, WiFi only). Everything seems to be working, apart from when I navigate to the 'My apps' ...
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Error: Duplicate Provider Authority

My android phone is asking me to update Google Play Store services, however when I hit update it will stop with the Duplicate Provider Authority error. Ive noticed that others who had this error with ...
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Google Play Store behaving strangely: apps don't install

Lately, when I try to install apps from the GPS, the following things happen: When I tap "install," the blue "waiting" bar shows up. (I don't know whether there's a better name for it.) Instead of ...
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Nexus 7 2013 LTE (DEB) is acting weird

Every time I open a Video in the official YouTube App (from Google), on my Nexus 7 2013 LTE, it tries to play in 720p. I see in the middle (where the play button would be) of the black rectangle (the ...
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replacing stock download manager

The stock download manager that came with the phone somehow got, not just disabled, but removed from my phone. The Google play store will not load without it. It tries but closes immediately. So, how ...
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Is using Google Play Gift Card remove Google Play Country Restriction?

I can't able to download some of the popular apps from Google Play Store due to the country restriction. Moreover, online payments are not supported yet at my country. So I've to use 1 Mobile Market ...
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Normal behaviour of Quad Core Android device? Is mine normal?

I have a MINIX X7 Pro, with 2GB Ram and 16 GB ROM Quad Core 1.6 Ghz, which seems to me a very powerful device available on the market though now may not be the high-end end. What surprises me though.. ...
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Application cannot be installed in the default install location (all apps)

I am updating 30 apps, and they are all giving me this error. I'm trying to update through the normal Play Store. I have tried restarting my phone, no luck. I have the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, ...
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Android phone rejects valid Google login

New (to me) Samsung Galaxy Appeal, running Gingerbread. Want to buy / install apps from Play Store. Try to add Account to device using my perfectly valid Google credentials (with which I am posting ...
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Updates are not showing on Play Store

I read in news that a new Google Search update is rolling out (version 3.5.14). When I checked on the Play Store it was not showing the update, although update date was listed as June 26th and the ...
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Why do i have the greek language in online programs while my phone is in english

My Android phone is in English, as are all my apps. however if I go online with it to a.e.google play the language changes to greek in the browser (parts are in English parts are in greek. I am just ...
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Get rid of Google Play

I would like to freeze, or in any way disable Google Play on my Android 2.3.6. I tried to prevent the autorun: it always finds its way. I tried to freeze it with Gemini App Manager: even blocked it ...
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How to install an application from Google Play on Nexus phone with USB cord?

I want to install an application on my Nexus 5 phone from https://play.google.com with USB. How can I do it? I do not want to use WiFi of mobile internet, I want to install an app with USB. When I ...
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cannot view bookmarked map in android google maps engine

I have a bookmarked map in my Google maps engine when viewing via Chrome browser. When I open the Google maps engine android app, I can only see maps created by me or shared with me. Not ones save as ...
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GOOGLE PLAY - APPS show as installed, but device grayed out?

SO, my DROID 4 went into the drink yesterday - I am in the process of getting a new DROID - while preparing to learn how to reload my GOOGLE APPS - I went to the PLAYSTORE and noticed that while ...
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apps downloading to old phone instead of new phone!

Help! I've just bought a new phone and I've viewed my apps on Google Play but when I try to install they say they have already been installed and opens a drop down box with my old phone name. There ...
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Why might an app not auto-update, despite not requiring any new permissions?

I have an app installed from the Google Play Store with "Auto-update" enabled. Normally such apps update silently, with a notification when it's complete. Such apps usually only prompt me when they ...
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Error problem with market on my ZTE score x500M

Tried to download several different apps but with each one I got "App name could not download due to error" I tried all suggestions listed here and it still doesn't work. One thing I did notice was ...
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Play store - Wishlist server error DF-DFERH-01 - ZTE Blade III

My android was working fine until one day, i saw Error retrieving information from server. [DF-DFERH-01] with a RETRY button. This is happening only in the "My wishlist" menu. No errors before. ...
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unable to log into google+ account or google play acount via chrome or app

I have a new smartphone (samsung galaxy s4) without a SIM currently. when i try to login to my google+ account with it google says that the password is wrong although it works on my desktop computer ...
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Including permissions in searches

Is there a browser (firefox, chrome) plug-in or other method to search google play not only by keywords, but by also limiting certain permissions? Wouldn't this be a great way to filter out a ...
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Why there is a delay when I install app from play store on my pc

When I install any app from Google Play from pc, it wont install soon. I need to click 2 or 3 times install to install the app in my phone. But when I click install it will show as installed but it ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S2 Android v4.1.2 won't auto-update my apps

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, SHV-E120K and auto-update from Google Play store won't start for already installed apps. The auto-update checkbox is checked and there is an updated version ready on the ...
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Google Play not working with firewall

I installed a firewall on a rooted device (tried two: Avast and Droidwall) but I was not able to make Google Play work (download apps from internet). What apps or services do I have to whitelist ...
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Rooted Huawei Ascend Y300 reboot fails when play store process is opened

I'm on jellybean (4.1.1) using my Huawei Ascend Y300's stock ROM, however with root, as already stated in the title. Every time I attempt to reboot my phone and the google play process is opened the ...
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How am I getting anonymous ratings on my app?

I thought that with the integration of Google+ into everything, all ratings were no longer anonymous. That must not be the case, though. While some of my app's ratings have a review and username ...
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Installing/updating apps over mobile data

On my LG G2 device running Android 4.2.2, I can't seem to install or update any applications while on the mobile network. I can still access the Play Store but upon tapping "Update", the download ...
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Connect a phone to a Google Play account without giving my account details

I am setting up a new phone for a family member. I like to administer the phone from my Google Play account. Can I do that without leaving my Google Play credentials on the phone? And have contacts, ...
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What is the market share for different app stores across the European countries and overall across the continents?

I have been looking all over the internet to find the answer to this question, but I haven't succeeded yet. Is there anyone who can help me to share such information? I would love to know what is the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition (Chinese version)

I live in China. Just purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition (SM-P600) tablet. Since I have other devices that came with Google Play Store, I had no idea that Samsung's wouldn't. I was ...
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HTC One Google Play install problem

I've got an HTC One that I've rooted and flashed with GPE 4.4. A couple of apps now won't install, eg Beautiful Widgets and Swiftkey. They fail with "Couldn't install to USB or SD card". An extensive ...
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How do I distinguish apps with in-app purchases from completely free apps on Google Play?

As far as I can tell, Google does not provide a mechanism for searching for completely free apps in Google Play. When using the FREE filter, you get both completely free apps and apps with in-app ...
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Getting TYPE_DISALLOWED_BY_REQUESTOR while trying to downloa NOVA3 from Play Store

I'm facing this weird problem since past week. All other apps download and install fine except NOVA3. There are no internet connectivity issues (tried both WiFi and 3G) Following is a snippet from ...
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I'm having trouble opening my play store

I have a galaxy s3 and the play store will not open, I've i tried every way I can think of to open it but it won't work: I restarted my phone many times, I've also tried opening it from the ...
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I have a problem in sharing photoes from my grand

I have samsung grand gt-i9082 and recently I have problem on sharing photoes from my mobile to other application like whats up or viber.it gave me a message said the file type need to be corrected ...
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My Medion tablet won't download some apps from Google Play

I have a Medion Lifetab 7" Tablet (MD98488). It will not download some apps like the Weather Channel(weather.com) app for example. Some of the apps I started the download in my laptop and the ...
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My samsung GT-s6312 phone does not connect to PC. Even after connecting USB cable,

My samsung GT-s6312 phone does not connect to PC. Even after connecting USB cable, please help to connect USB to PC
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Getting Error Code -24 when installing Battle Beach from Play Store

I kept on getting Error -24 whenever I try to install Battle Beach from Google Play Store. What is causing this error, and how can I fix it? I am running Jellybean (4.1) on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. ...
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Market won't show some apps on custom rom

I installed cyanogenmod 10.2 on my samsung galaxy s3 and asus tf101g, and it looks like both of them have one problem with apps showing in play store. For example I have buyed Mantano Reader Premium ...
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Play store not connecting on MIUI rom

After updating MIUI from 3.8.23 to 3.10.25, I get the annoying error message "No connection" when opening Play Store (which is version 4.3.11). Wifi is on and all other apps work fine. Tried to delete ...
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Why do I get the same “updates available” for apps even though I have already updated that app before on my S3?

I have noticed that my Google Play apps keep notifying me of apps with new updates but when I click on it I see that's it's sometimes an app a old update which I have already installed but the ...
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My Nexus 7 shows a widget “Install Google Play Services” but it won't work

I've just powered up my Nexus 7 and instead of the Google Now widget it shows "Install Google Play services". However, if I tap the button, I'm told that Google Play is not supported on my device. ...
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Unable to connect to network after factory reset

Today I did a factory reset on my phone (Galaxy y GT-S5360T) to attempt to free up some space (it worked, thankfully) and now I can't seem to connect to any wifi network. I am currently running the ...
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Remove recommendations from Google plus friends at Google Play

Has anyone encountered that? I entered in my Google Play account and I saw that some apps are recommended by Google+ friends. How can I disable my recommendations to be available? Or at least make ...
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How can I update apps using google play website?

Earlier, there was an option to update apps from Google play website. If new updates were available, it was showed in the homepage, but now it is not there. Can I do it now? Is there an option for ...
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How are apps ranked differently between GooglePlay search and Category listings

When I do any search like "games" or "business" in GooglePlay, I get a certain way in which the apps are ranked. But for some reason, in the category listings, the app are listed in an entirely ...
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can I install any android app on a google TV?

I mean "does it allow me" to install any android app. Presumably, some apps wont work (for lack of specific hardware). If it does allow me, what are the common problems ? (low-resolution, perhaps ?) ...
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Why can't I see Google Play “Staff Picks”?

I used to see the Staff Picks section in Google Play, both on the website and on my device. Recently, I can't find it - I can see only the "Editor's Choice", this seems to be the only lists of apps ...
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What would be a good method to find popular, low rated apps on the google play store?

Apart from just scouring through the charts and clicking on each app individually. I calculate that would take a full week to complete. I can't find any site that lets you sort the apps by rating, ...
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Not getting current location even if Location Services are enabled

Device: Samsung mobile phone Android: 4.0.3 My Location Services are enabled, but I am not getting the current location. When I restart the phone, it works. What could be the problem here?