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How does Google Play determine the region on a tablet without SIM card

I know Google Play uses SIM card to determine the region on cell phones. And I know Market Unlocker and Market Enabler. How does Google Play determine your region on a tablet without SIM card? And ...
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Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store?

My device is Motorola Xoom MZ604. The internet connectivity is 4G WiMax via my laptop as hotspot. The problem is when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it gives me an Error 504 ...
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CyanogenMod, why doesn't Market self-upgrade?

I've bought a used HTC Magic with CyanogenMod 5 on it. It has Google Market. The market version is 1.713 - which is nowhere near the latest IIRC. In-app billing, for one thing, is not supported. ...
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My apps status suddenly become “not installed on the phone”, even the google play store!

I have been searching online for problem similar to my case but unfortunately didn't manage to find any solution to my case. INFO Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100T droid version 4.03 STORY I didn't do ...
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Minimal set of .apk files to enable Google Play

I have some Android Froyo device not blessed by Google, so it doesn't have Google Play/Market or any of GAPPS by default and device maker won't make any firmware updates. Is it even possible now to ...
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What's the “MTC Мобильная Почта” update on my Samsung Galaxy?

What's the wierd looking update that's just turned up on my Samsung Galaxy phone? "MTC Мобильная Почта" by "OJSC Mobile TeleSystems". The review section has lots of one-star comments saying its ...
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One device does not show on Google Play

I just purchased two identical Android tablet for my kids, running ICS 4.0, both using the same gmail account. I have the Google Play store installed on both of them, but only one of them show on my ...
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Android Apps from Old Tablet to New Tablet

I have a Motorola Xoom running Jelly Bean and am moving to the Asus TFT-700. I plan on giving my Xoom to someone in a factory default condition so that my Google account will only be on the Asus. Do I ...
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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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Unable to download apps from Market, after factory reset

Problem description I did factory reset of my phone, (Droid X), and I changed primary email, and I am not able to download any application from market. I get a message like application will be ...
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Android google play no connection error

About a month ago my application updates ate all of the memory of my phone (samsung galaxy young), so I decided to uninstall, or disable and downgrade applications. I did this to google play as well. ...
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Download Google Play Apps from Computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an APK file from the Play Store? Can I not download the Google Play Android apps first in my computer and then transfer it to my mobile and then ...
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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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App download from own server shows unknown resource, How to make it trusted one [closed]

May be I am asking discussion related question, I am sorry if you feel it wrong, but I am really stuck while deciding what to do. For first time app Installation I have to give Download link for ...
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How to purchase an app on Google Play without a credit card?

I live in India and I don't have a credit card. I have tried using debit cards, internet banking and a virtual credit card from my bank (State Bank of India), but none of them work. How can I ...
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Why does the Google Authenticator app have “obsolete” in its title on Play Store?

Why does the Google Authenticator app have "obsolete" in its title on Play Store? Does it work? Can I still use it for two-factor authentication? Is there a preferred method?
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Are there any side effects of uninstalling Apps

Are there any side effects of Installing and uninstalling lots of apps on an Android smart phone? Specifically are there any things that do not get cleaned up that I need to be aware off?
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Android Market disappeared! How do I get it back?

Since upgrading to FroYo, the Android Market app has disappeared from my wife's Droid X: it doesn't appear on the home screen or in the Applications list in settings. Is there any way to get it back?
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Is Google Earth available for Android phones?

I saw a list of top free apps in a magazine. Yeah, one of those old fashioned things with glossy paper made from dead trees. Anyway, the SPARQCode yielded an app not found message from Android Market. ...
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Is there a good app that lets me to the app updates in one go?

Right now in the market you have to manually update each app, is there an app that automates this?
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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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How can I turn off the “allow automatic updating” for an app?

Once I've checked off the box to "allow automatic updating" for an app in the market, is there any way to undo this without uninstalling and reinstalling the app? Moto Droid running 2.2 UPDATE: ...
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How to post a link to an android market app?

You can post a link to an android market application by useing a link that looks like: market://search?q=pname:package While browsing the market, is it possible to find an app's package name? ...
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How to list my recently updated apps

I would like to be able to see a list of my apps sorted the date the app was last updated. Descending order is preferred, but honestly I'll take anything. One use case: Earlier today I had two apps ...
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How can I replace stock download manager that Google Play uses?

Yesterday I upgraded my rooted LG Optimus One (P500) running v20g 2.3.3 to CM10 (unofficial) 4.1.1 through this post. Since the new ROM is unofficial and is in alpha/beta stage there are few known ...
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How do I force stop an application downloading from Android Market?

As I posted Some of the applications are getting downloaded more than once ... I need to stop the downloading an application from the Market. Its really waste of time and waste of data(I use 2GB data ...
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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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What is Google's Stance on Keeping the Android Market Open to the General Public

(And by "General Public" I mean, people who aren't paying $30 a month for data transfers, and just using wifi instead.)
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Out Of Space error

my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 running Jelly Bean is running into some problems. Ever since I downloaded 'Smule Magic Piano', every app I try to download from my device or the online store has shown the ...
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Is it possible to use the Google Play Store without having a mobile provider?

I am trying to install Skype and other applications on my brand new Android tablet but I keep getting stuck with a message: Can't establish a reliable connection to the server This could be a ...
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Android: An app failed to download/install - what do I do?

Sometimes I download an app but it fails to download or install. The message just says that, no further details. It generally seems that the app never installs after that. Is there anyway I can find ...
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How to disable redirects from Google Search results to Android apps?

I had the Wikipedia app installed a few weeks ago. It lacked the ability to switch between different languages (link to read the same article in a different language), and it still does. This bothered ...
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I get an application error 919 when updating Chrome. How to proceed?

While updating Chrome, I repeatedly get the following error: Unknown error code during application install: "919" This is on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4, running stock 4.1.2. I have about 100 MB free ...
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Why app updates download entire app instead of only “Updates”?

I find it rather strange that for updating an app in Android (or even iOS) the entire app is downloaded instead of only the actual "Updates". The reason I find this strange is because in Windows ...
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Disable or lock Google Play on my android phone

How can I disable/lock Google Play on my phone(may be restrict it with a password)? I tried this way and followed the steps given there. But it's not asking any password for free apps.
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Error downloading apps in Google Play Store with Samsung Galaxy S3: “Package file invalid”

Whenever I try to download an app in the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy S3, it keeps saying "package file invalid" and won't let me download anything. The message also has a triangle with a ! ...
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Unable to access Google account in Android Market on HTC Desire HD

After resetting factory settings, I am not able to access my Google account in Gmail / Market / Talk. Whenever I try to "sign-in" to Android Market using Google account, it shows error with title as ...
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Google Play Store on a Samsung Galaxy Ace missing

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace with Android 2.3.4. The phone came with Samsung App Store not the Google market. I would like to install the Google market or Google Play as there is a better selection of ...
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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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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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Is the app version I download always the latest?

I have recently submitted an app to the Android market to quickly realize that I had left in a bit of code that needed to be removed. I quickly re-submitted a new version but was wondering if the ...
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Can application upgrades happen automatically, even if you have it turned off in marketplace?

I thought I had turned off all the automatic upgrades for the apps on my phone (T-Mobile G2 w/ Froyo). However, yesterday, I got a notice that said that I had new GMail and described the new ...
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When is an “in app purchase” not an in app purchase?

The Play Store policy on in app transaction fees reads like this: For applications and all in-app products that you choose to sell on Google Play, the transaction fee is equivalent to 30% of the ...
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Play store My App section

When i open the play store -> My apps section from my PC, i see a list of all the apps i ever used. This list is uneditable. When i check the same in the play store android app, i see the same list ...
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Unknown error code during application install: “920” while installing Google Keyboard

Unknown error code during application install: "920" while installing Google Keyboard on Android ver. 4.0.4
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How to check if application on Google Play would work on other (not own) phone?

Is there a way to (at least approximately) check if an application I have found in Google Play store would work on friend's phone. I'd rather not suggest an app that would not work on friend's phone. ...
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Specific App install from Google Play fails, where to see log?

I'm trying to re-install a paid app from the Google Play Store I had previously installed before doing a system update. The installation fails silently after downloading. (Other installs from the ...
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What is a good way to approach a developer about supporting my device? [closed]

The Google Play Store on my new Asus Nexus 7 does not list the application I want. When I visit the Play Store web site I see the applications listed, and I am told they are not compatible with my ...
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Server Error! Play Store failing

I can't go on to the Google Play Store! I do not know why. Last time I did, I tried to download 'HOM 2' which is a game, and cannot download it. It says "package invalid" and "phone storage is getting ...
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Google Play does not work on Samsung S3 (GT-I9300) purchased in China Unicom [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does China Mobile Galaxy S3 model GT I-9308 have Google Play Store? Just want to check Whether Google Play support Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)? I have downloaded the Google ...