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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can't install apps through Android Market website?

When I try to install an app from the Android Market website, I get this error: "There are no android phones associated with this account. Please sign in with a different account." I tried ...
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How to get Android Market on Archos 70I

I have an Archos 70i and am still unable to get Android Market on it. I want to get a flash player and other apps which I believe is available on Android Market. Can anyone help me in simple English, ...
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1answer
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Delete purchased application from the list

I've bought some application and I feel that I don't want to use it anymore and I've uninstalled it. However, when I opened Downloads tab in the Market, it is listed there even though it's not ...
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Disable application update notification

How can I disable certain application's update? I'm using Brut Google Map v4.6.0.4686. Since there is a new version in the market, the update notification will appear from time to time. How do I ...
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Are there any features/functions that appbrain.com has that the new market.android.com doesn't?

Are there any features/functions that Appbrain has that the new market.android.com doesn't? If it does, what are they?
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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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Android marketplace with PayPal support

Are there any Android market alternative that support PayPal payment?
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Search result scrolling / paging on Android Market?

I am confused: if I use search on the Market app on Android 2.2, it tells me often that there are hundreds or even thousands of matches, but shows exactly 10, no more. Is there a way to scroll / page ...
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Is there a way to trick the Android Market into thinking I'm using a different device do I can download protected apps?

I have an unrooted Archos 70IT with the market add-on app and there's a number of apps that I can find in the Market on my Droid but not on my Archos. They are likely "protected apps" which can only ...
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Is there a way to get Android Market on galaxy s?

How can I get the android market on a Galaxy S on on the Turkish carrier Turkcell. I think that Google's absence in Turkey as a tax paying entity may be why the android market is missing. Is there a ...
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Search on Android Market website?

Am I just blind or is there no "search" option on Android Market (??) if you go to the website from your desktop computer? If not, should I use some 3rd party search engine for the Market or should I ...
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1answer
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Android Market Stopped Working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sometimes Market update get stuck downloading, how can I cancel? I have Android 1.6 on original G1. I tried to install Last.FM application and it failed. Since then I ...
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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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How to change the account for Android Market?

I use two Google accounts and add them to . Let's say acc1 and acc2. When I try to buy an app in the Market, it chooses acc1's Checkout account, and I don't see an option to change to acc2. Can I use ...
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Alternative market app without country limitations

I want to download Apps from the US for researching purposes. A co-worker of mine could do that by installing an alternative Market. He did not have a rooted phone and probably got that app from the ...
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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 precautions 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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2answers
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Google Reader Not Available in International Market [closed]

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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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} ...