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Enable the Android market on a kobo vox

Based on its cheap price, I'm considering purchasing a Kobo Vox. The only downside I see to it is that it the market isn't enabled on it. Is there a way to enable the Android market on it once I get ...
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Can't open Market application after updating my Samsung Galaxy Tab

Just updated firmware for my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Now I can't enter Market application. When I click the Market application icon, I get this message "Application not installed". And update was ...
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I want to use market place on my cheap tablet

Alright I'm cheap bought a couple cheap tablets for my kids. We have enjoyed alot of the apps ava on the Market Place but it will not work with the tablets. (Something about "Honey Comb". My ...
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Privacy level with an anonymous account? [duplicate]

I am interested in the currently achievable levels of privacy on an Android device. As far as I understand it, the best one can do is not to activate a Google account. However, even then significant ...
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106 views

How to update all your apps from the Android market over web?

I constantly get multiple update notifications on my Android phone. How do I go online from my computer and update all my applications to my phone?
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336 views

Using Multiple Devices With the Play Store

I've been using a Droid (original model) for a while and recently I bought an Archos 7 Home Tablet at Office Depot (I think it was on clearance, but I don't remember why it was marked down). I ...
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How can I fix Error -101 in the Market?

I added a second Google account to my Dell Streak 5 running 2.2 and when I attempt to download an app (either paid or free) through the Market I get this error: <App Name> could not be ...
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How can I get the Android Market installed on my Kindle Fire?

There are a couple of apps I'd like to install that aren't available in Amazon's store. Is there a way I can get the normal Android Market app set up on this thing, so I can get apps (and updates for ...
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How to utilize those Market QR codes?

Once in a while I see a description of a program that is to be installed via Android market. It is often accompanied by a two-dimensional barcode looking like a QR code that I guess somehow contains a ...
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Where can I get Android Market App for my Tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I add the market to my device? I do not have Android Market App installed on my Tablet. When I try download Google Maps App - it redirects me to link which look ...
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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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Why can't I download anything from the Market after CSC change?

I changed the CSC to my country and after that, I couldn't download anything from the Market. It gives this error: "app name" could not be downloaded due to an error. (-101) I tried updating to ...
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1answer
782 views

How can I install Skype on my Acme tablet?

I have Acme 7" tablet. How can I install Skype on it? When I go to the Skype for Android site it seems to allow installation for mobiles only. Also, when I go to the Android Market and sign in with ...
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Workaround needed: Buying an application for someone else in the Android Market [duplicate]

Reading around I can see that Android Market doesn't yet support Gift tokens or similar, and while Amazon's Android market does, its only available in the USA. So the question is, what sort of ...
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Is there a service that rates app security/permissions?

Is there a service/company/app that vets Android apps and reports on their "trustworthiness"? I recently moved from Blackberry to a Galaxy S2 which does not have an LED indicator light. I searched ...
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How can I disable the Android Market temporarily?

My kids play games on my tablet, and I would like to disable the Android Market and in-app purchasing for the duration of their use of the device. Is there any option, third-party software or any ...
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1answer
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Manual Update: Exclude a certain apps from notifications

I have an application with a manual update available. I do not want to update it (I prefer the older one). In the previous Google Market app (it changed, sorry I do not remember older version number) ...
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1answer
511 views

Android Market cannot be opened and cannot download any applications

When I first bought my GT-i5801, I could easily access the Android Market and there was no hassle in downloading any applications I want. But then one time it had a virus or something that doesn't ...
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How do I remove a review I've written from the Android Market app?

How do I delete a review that I have written from the Android Market? Somewhere in Google's issue tracking software someone has raised this issue (I've lost the link, sorry), and the answer given was ...
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875 views

Problems with downloading apps

I have recently brought a Samsung Cooper and when i was trying to download an app from the market it keeps saying insufficient memory on device. My phone has a 16GB memory card and the internal memory ...
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How to sync android market account if I have the app but the market isn't in my add account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I've been trying to get the new market on my phone for a while, I finally did then ...
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Can the buying process from the Market be made more secure?

I just took advantage of the $0.10 promotion of several apps on the Android Market. However, I noticed that I can buy apps by just selecting my saved credit card. There is no further verification ...
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Can I purchase apps from Android Market without installing them?

There's currently a promo on the top 10 applications, available at barrel-bottom prices. I'd like to purchase them but not install them just yet. My phone is low on internal storage and there's just ...
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How can I modify the phone model in build.prop to get unsupported apps?

I currently have a rooted HTC Legend. In light of the current Android Market sales, I would love to be able to purchase some of the apps on sale without a compatible handset, since I plan to get a ...
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1answer
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PIN reset for purchases on Market

I created a PIN for accepting purchases on the Android Market, and I seem to have forgotten it. How can I reset it? It looks as though I can't access User Controls without said PIN. It's not a huge ...
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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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How to download apps without a wireless data plan

I bought an i7500, no data plan. I had assumed that connecting to my router would allow me to download apps from the marketplace; apparently not. I get a message about not being able to connect via ...
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3answers
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Remove google accounts from Android Market

I have 2 accounts synced with the device, lets call them Account A and Account B. When I got the device, I first entered A to be the account for the market, for gmail and everything else. Then, I ...
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Android Market not showing full list of app updates

When I have app updates, the android market notifies and takes me to the list of apps that have updates but some apps that have updates are not shown sometimes. Only when I go to search and key in the ...
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Application ROM Manager is uninstalled, but market wants to update it every day

I uninstalled ROM Manager. Since I did so, I've received daily notifications from the Market saying there's an update. I've logged into the market via the desktop browser and ROM manager is not ...
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How to install Android Market on HCL ME X1 tablet?

I bought an HCL ME X1 tablet one month ago. Its main drawback is that it does not support the Android Market and manually installing the Android Market's APK file does not seem to work either. It ...
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5answers
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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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Package Install via Market sometimes fails and gives seemingly random error message

Some times when I install an application, the installation will fail. However, the errors it throws are not only incorrect, but seemingly... random. An example is, it'll fail and throw 'Insufficient ...
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Apps' update status in Market app not always reliable?

So this is kind of a two fold question but it all falls under the same umbrella of update status reliability and might even be caused by the same factor. First, this morning I saw that my Logitech ...
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1answer
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Will android market work (update app) after I install a new mod in my phone

I am going to root and install cyanogen mod 7 on my samsung I5801 (Having froyo). Will the android market work in cyanogen mod i.e. will I be able to use and update all the applications (whenever ...
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1answer
308 views

How can I update the Market app on my device?

I have an HTC Desire S with Android 2.3. After I purchased my phone Google released an update for the Android Market, but I haven't receive this update. How can I update to the new version of the ...
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2answers
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The last App update keeps downloading after reboot

When I update an app everything works fine. Android Market shows that the update was succesful and nothing is downloading. Also there are no items in "downloads". But when I reboot, the progress bar ...
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Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device?

I own a Motorola Flipout, Android 2.1 stock ROM. According to the market the app "Handyticket Deutschland" is not compatible with my phone. The required Android version is 1.5 or above. How can I tell ...
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Accessing the Android Market using a US SIM card from outside US

I have a Nexus S phone with Android 2.3 and a SIM card from a Canadian carrier. While I'm in Canada, I want to download applications from Google's Android Market (e.g. Google Music) without rooting my ...
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How do I get the new “Music” section of the market to show up?

It appears Google has updated the market application. Including documentation in the new Google Music application for a link to /music in the market. The link does nothing on my phone except take me ...
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364 views

Multiple update notifications from Android Market

I have recently upgraded my HTC Desire to run CyanogenMod 7. The main reason I did this was so that I could use a more recent version of the Android Market that supported multiple accounts. The ...
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210 views

Reapplying market updates after using “uninstall updates”

I had an issue with an application that couldn't be updated, and solved it by uninstalling the market updates (maybe there was another method, but in my case it worked). Problem is, now I can't find a ...
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1answer
413 views

Can I view the sales reports/information from Android Market of my App somewhere?

Is there a tool I can use to download the sales information for my android app. For the itunes store, apple provides a tool for the same here: ...
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1answer
990 views

I have multiple Google accounts on my phone. How can I delete some of them?

I have an annoying problem with this Samsung Epic 4G touch. I set up a new Gmail account, which I use for Google Talk and the Android Market. However, I logged in to YouTube under two usernames at ...
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2answers
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Unable to use Market because of my own mistake

Yesterday I rooted my Phone(Samsung Galaxy Ace), because I wanted to remove stock application Talk and Gmail. But I did something stupid, I went to /system/app and issued the following commands rm ...
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1answer
3k views

How to check update log for apps on the phone

I am suspecting one of the app update causing a problem on my Galaxy S2 after I did a app update (about 15 apps) through Android Market. Is there a way to find out the app updating history (dates/app ...
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2answers
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apps missing from My Apps part of Market

I have a HTC Desire, with the official Android 2.3.3. My problem is that not all the apps I have installed are showing on the Market, which means that I can't check for updates to them. To pick one ...
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Can't install from market: INSTALL_FAILED_DEXOPT

I have an LG Optimus V with CyanogenMod 7.1. I cannot install/upgrade anything from the Market. I keep getting "Package File Invalid". I think it may have something to do with s2e, though I only ...
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How can I force the Market to reinstall an installed app?

I have an app, installed from the Market, which I just updated. The "updating" notification was present for several hours, so it appears to have gotten stuck somehow. I believe it now claims to be ...
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Marketplace offers downloads in notifications but when I tap notification none are available

I've seen some other places with this question, but no answers that explain/help with what's going on. I've got a Droid 3, and about once a day I get a notification that there are updates available ...