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Exclude App from Android 2.1 on Android Market for Performance Reasons?

I published a computationally intensive app for Android 2.1+ that has been very well received. But there have been some negative reviews and comments pertaining to performance. These are from people ...
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2answers
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Suddenly can't find several apps in Market

So I've been using several apps for a while now, and all of the sudden, I can't seem to find them in the Market anymore. If I look on the "My downloads" page in the Market, it does show as installed, ...
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1answer
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How can I fix Android Market app's “Allow Automatic Updating” checkbox after it hid?

I ran into a really weird problem (bug?) In Android Market, when looking at a specific application's info, the first area in the lower white half of the screen is "Updates", containing "Allow ...
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1answer
268 views

Are apps downloaded from an unrestricted market disabled when the phone is used in a restricted market?

I am currently on t-mobile in the US and have access to a lot apps that are not available in the Indian android market. What happens to the apps that I download off the US market when I return to ...
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Why can't I find Firefox in Android Market

If I search for Firefox in the Android Market on my phone I can't find Firefox! How can I install it on my Phone?? Thanks.
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Which, if any, of the major console game developers also develop for Android?

The Android market has a lot of apps now, and for the most part almost anything that could only be done on the iPhone a couple of years ago is now possible on Android. The app stores have become quite ...
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2answers
832 views

How can I rate an app in Honeycomb?

Seems like I can't find out how to do the basics on my Honeycomb tablet. How do you rate an app in the Market?
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1answer
392 views

Update ongoing notification stuck after reboot

I selected to upgrade all of my applications, but my phone shut down for some reason during the upgrade. After restarting, I noticed that the upgrade was stuck so I cancelled the updates. ...
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1answer
274 views

Why is the FEATURED TABLET APPS tab in the Android market not present on my PC?

As an answer to my question about applications for bigger Android screens, Daniel answered whether I noticed the FEATURED TABLET APPS tab in the PC version of the Android market. However, on my ...
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2answers
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I Want to Download ann App That is Free and is for android 1.6, i have android 2.1 and it says its not compatible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some Apps on the market incompatible with my device? Thats it. I Wanna Download This App ...
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3answers
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“There are no android phones associated with this account.”

I recently bought an eLocity A7 Internet Tablet. I'm unable to download any apps from the Android Market, even though I have a Google account. I keep getting the reason, “There are no android phones ...
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1answer
891 views

How to revive crashing market app?

My Android 2.1 tablet crashed while the marked app was installing some apps. If I open the marked app now, it always shows that two apps are installing right now, and crashes immediately. Any ideas on ...
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1answer
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Android How to set new default user for Android Marketplace

I have a Sprint Samsung Captivate phone, and I am somewhat sharing it with co-worker. Problem is that every time I want to download an app free or otherwise, her username comes up and prompts for ...
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1answer
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Android Market applicatin top, filtered by country

Android Market has an application top (free and paid apps), but it seems it is universal since in the top I see many apps in different languages. Is there a way to see these tops by "market"? (by ...
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3answers
885 views

How can I prevent Android from auto-installing all of my apps?

I usually install different ROMs regularly... When I set up my account on a fresh ROM, I don't want my phone to start loading all of the apps that I had installed with the same account on previous ...
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2answers
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Download issues with Android Marketplace: “Download unsuccessful”

Archos 43 Internet Tablet owner here. I've been happily using the Google Android Marketplace since purchasing this device, but recently, my application downloads and updates are not working. Either ...
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1answer
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Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?

I'm having problems with my Samsung galaxy Captivate where whenever I attempt to update all the apps in market, every single app begins downloading and installing all at the same time and the result ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I use Google Play without storing any Google account information on my phone?

I am using HTC Wildfire handset, but I think following question applies to all Android-based handsets. My Google Account has been added under Settings -> Accounts & Sync --> Google (under ...
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1answer
535 views

Market app crashes when I try to scroll

For the last day or two I have had trouble in the default Market application. When I try to scroll in the "Just In" area the application just stops working. I get a black screen for while then I get ...
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2answers
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How to remove device(s) from My Market Account?

I know I can choose "Hidden in menus" and never see the devices again when I install a application. But I don't want my old mobile phones display in my account settings anymore. I have sold those ...
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2answers
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A problem with finding apps in the market on the Phone

I want to install the app Where. But when I did the same search in the Android Market app on my phone, I couldn't find this app. Since my phone does not have service, I cannot install this app through ...
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1answer
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buy an app - message: “none of the accounts on your phone are supported”

I tried to buy my first app on the HTC EVO. My mail is working fine. It says "none of the accounts on your phone are supported", then it offers me to 'add a google account". I click "Already have a ...
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1answer
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Market / catalog for free non-ad apps?

Is there a market or catalog dedicated to apps (open source or not) that are free and don't contain ads? I find them hard to search for on the standard markets. Please note: I'm not looking for a way ...
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1answer
507 views

Can I use the Google Market without syncing other Google data?

I have HTC Wildfire phone. I want to access Google Market, but I don't want to import any data from my Google Account. I don't want contacts or any other data from my Google Account on my phone. Is ...
2
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1answer
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If an app is downloaded and never opened, is it considered Active?

What makes an app 'Active' in the Android marketplace reporting? Is it when it is simply downloaded and on a device, or is it when it is downloaded, installed and opened?
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4answers
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Is there a minimum app price at app stores?

Is there a limit on minimum app price? I ask as I never saw any app less than .99 in any app store (apart from free apps). Can an app be like .49 for example in Google or Amazon app store?
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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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2answers
1k views

How can I have android reinstall my installed apps after I do a factory reset?

I have a nexus one and I installed a bunch of apps on it. After I do a 'factory reset', I go back to 'Android Market' and I see it is trying to download the apps I installed before. However, all of ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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“My Apps” in App Market only showing SOME past downloads after a reformat?

I used to be able to go to "My Apps" and view all my past apps. Now that I've done a reformat, though, I only see a SMALL subset of the apps I've downloaded before. I thought it was supposed to show ...
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2answers
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Some questions regarding apps on a rooted Nook Color

This is basically a follow-up to my previous question regarding the Nook Color. While my first question was regarding some of the specifics of the root process, I also have two questions about ...
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4answers
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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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3answers
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How can I get apps from the Amazon app store from an unsupported region?

Currently, the Amazon app store appears to be US-only. Similar to How do I use the US Android Market, I want to know: How can I use the US Amazon Appstore? Market Enabler doesn't seem to work, and ...
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1answer
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How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? My phone (Orange San Francisco) came with Android 2.1 and has not been officially updated in the UK so I'm ...
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2answers
21k views

How come some apps won't download from Market?

I have a rather odd thing happening to three apps in the Market, all free. I tried to install Google Maps and Angry Birds Seasons from the market, but the downloads or installations failed and now I ...
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1answer
509 views

android access in some countries [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use the US Android Market Hello I would like to ask if there is any way to get android market in syria cuz it's not allowed Thank you
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4answers
19k views

Move paid apps between devices? [duplicate]

I have an android phone(1) on 2.3.3 and a tablet(2) on preorder that will be on 3. (And a bad gadget habit.) Can I, when the tablet arrives, uninstall paid apps on the phone and install them on the ...
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4answers
267 views

Updating application from Android Market

I have downloaded and installed an app from Android Market. Now I want to know how to update this apk installed in my device. Is this app updated by Android Market? Will it update automatically or do ...
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3answers
2k views

How does Android handle tablet specific apps and how do you distinguish these apps?

How does Android handle tablet specific apps and how do you distinguish these apps? I know there are Android apps that only work on Tablet devices (they say there are currently 16) and wont work on ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
3k views

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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3answers
12k views

How would you uninstall a rogue Home (Launcher) application?

If you were to install a Home Screen application that does not give you access to the System Settings screen (to go to Manage Applications), and also does not let you launch Apps (such as the Market ...
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3answers
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List of apps ever downloaded

I bought myself a new Android phone since my last one died (overheated). So I've lost all the applications. Is there some kind of download history to find what you've downloaded via your Google ...
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2answers
2k views

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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1answer
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Android affiliate programme

I'm new to the Android world having lived in iOS for a long time. Does Google have an affiliate programme like the Apple store does with LinkShare? If not, is there a reason why? If not, is there ...
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1answer
803 views

How do I download an app from the market that is restricted in my location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I use the Android Paid Market from a region where it's not available yet? I want to download the Kindle for Android app, but it is not available in my ...
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2answers
592 views

How do I disable the Market App Fast Web Install feature in my android phone settings?

I do not quite like the Fast Web Install idea of Market app. I use AppBrain for my app installs and it lets me manually select if-and-when I would like to install or update an app selected from my ...
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1answer
245 views

How can I disable auto-updating of Market apps?

Is there any way that to turn off auto update of Android Market apps? My phone prompts me for available updates and it runs in the background, and I think it's sapping precious battery power.
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1answer
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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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6answers
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Can I install non-market apps on my AT&T phone directly (without a PC)?

I've installed non-Market apps on my AT&T Captivate using adb, but it'd be nice if I could download an APK directly and install it locally. I've heard of "App(s) Installer" and about a hundred ...