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Is it possible to disable Google Play indefinitely?

I have an HTC Desire. This phone sadly has very limited internal memory although plenty of memory card memory. Since owning it I've become accustomed to moving any apps I download onto the SD card and ...
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At what application size does android add the WiFi tag to it?

In the Google Play Store, when an app is too large in size, a "WiFi" tag is mentioned next to the app name. That way the user can know that the download is heavy. At what application size does Android ...
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Android Market gone after emulator reboot

I have installed Android Market on Android Emulator successfully using steps mention in [How to] Install Android market on Emulator Market is installed without any issue but after emulator reboot ...
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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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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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Discrepancy between sizes of apps listed in Play Store vs. actual installed app size

The Play Store lists the size of all apps available in their store. When a user downloads and installs apps, the actual sizes reported by Android are often larger than the sizes listed by the Play ...
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How do I restrict uninstall of apps in the play store?

I have an android tablet. I also have a kid that doesn't understand enough to actually operate it properly, but more than enough to delete apps through the play store. Restricting purchases from the ...
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Are Google Books DRM protected?

In some countries Google Play offers ebooks. I was wondering if those are DRM protected. Can I export them as e.g. epub? Or are they bound to be read within the Google Play Books application?
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Do Google Talk and Play Store still require background sync on Ice Cream Sandwich?

When I used Android versions up to 2.x, some apps like Google Talk and Android Market (now Play Store) required background synchronization to be activated via Settings -> Account and synchronization ...
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Upload my own videos to Google Play?

Is it possible to sync my own video with Google Play Video (like in Google Play Music)? I know that it's not possible on Google Books, I am wondering how about videos. What will be a good ...
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How can I use the Android Paid Market from a region where it's not available yet? [duplicate]

I live in scandinavia and the Market for paid applications is not available here yet. Is there any way I can enable it? Or a workaround?
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Minimal .apks for play store

Introduction I just installed CyanogenMod 10.2 on HTC One X+ and I want to install ONLY the Google Play Store. I know there is Gapps, but I want to have even less apps on my phone than what is in ...
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How enable monetary parental control for Google Play ?

The last Google Play update removed the PIN option. The new solution is email login. My kids know, and should know, their email logins, so that is not protecting me from Google Play purchases. How ...
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I want to remove credit card information from Play Store

Please let me know how can I change my credit card information that I entered when I set up the Play Store.
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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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Application Always Downloading

I notice sometimes an app (in this case Dropbox) is always downloading when I go into Market > Downloads. I even uninstalled it. So it doesn't appear in my application list but it still says ...
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How to change the frequency of Google Play update checks?

Every day I get a notification on my Inc2 that there are app updates available in the market. Is there a way to change the frequency of these update checks? I see no reason to be prompted to update ...
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How do apps/games become featured in the Android Market?

How do apps/games become featured in the Android Market?
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Can't install Google Play Services

I just upgraded Google+ to 3.6.0.44338848 (released late March 2012) and now it won't launch. It says: This app won't run without Google Play services, which are missing from your phone. If I ...
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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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Android Market won't download apps and Google Talk won't sign in after changing to @gmail.com address

I have tried the suggestions here and here with no results. Google suggest changing back to @googlemail.com, waiting two days and restarting the phone, but that hasn't worked either. Anyone had any ...
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Is it possible to enable in-app purchases for Restricted Profiles?

I've set up a restricted profile on my Nexus to enable my children to have relatively controlled access to the device. Now one of them is asking for me to unlock a couple of features within an app ...
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Is there a way to sort apps in Google's app store by size?

Is there a way to sort apps in Google's app store by size? I would like to know what are the heaviest apps and the lightest apps from a search result. For example, to search for a lightweight RSS ...
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Problem purchasing android apps

I bought humble bundle for PC, which comes with some games available on android market, played the games a bit, uninstalled, then I went to market and wanted to buy a second copy of OSMOS HD, but it ...
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Does Google publish search trends for the Android market?

Does Google publish the searches on the Android market? Is there any way to see top searches or anything?
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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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Removing all google data except the play store

My main android device is a phone. I recently aquired a tablet which I don't really use for email, calendars, etc. Therefore I want none of that data on the tablet. I have disabled sync for all ...
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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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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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Error when downloading application from the play store: RPC: S-3

I just got an Android tablet and when I try to install an app on the Play store it says: error retrieving information from server [RPC:S-3]. I've tried clearing the data for the Play Store app ...
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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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Avoid opening Play Store after NFC scan for unlocking with Smart Lock

I want to use the Smart Lock feature of Android 5.0 Lollipop together with NFC. I've configured it and it works well, but my problem is, that after scanning the NFC Tag (and also after unlocking the ...
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Deleting a device from the Google Play Store?

Yesterday I bought a new Android smartphone & performed a factory reset on my previous HTC handset. Naturally (I think) I set up my new phone under the same Google account as was registered for my ...
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How to re-download in-app purchase

I've done a factory reset of my HTC One S and I re-downloaded the game Angry Birds. I had previously purchased the mighty eagle, and when trying to get it again in-game, it takes me to the play store. ...
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How do I add comments to an app in the Market?

Apps in the market have a lot of comments and reviews. How do I add my own rating and comment to these?
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Tablet Market: How to know if a game supports tablet size?

I'm shopping the android market on my tablet (TF Prime) but can't seem to find anywhere if an app/game support tablet size. I don't want to spend money on a game that is zoomed so much that I can ...
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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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Buying apps and entering credit card number via 3G/GPRS. Is it secure enough?

As title. Of course using Android market and the Google Checkout payment. By the way, how about other market-like apps?
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What does error 923 when downloading apps from Google Play Store mean?

I've seen this error a few times just now, it seems to only occur when I install an app through the Google Play web interface. Haven't seen it when installing apps directly from my mobile device. ...
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How to allow Android Market License Check through a secured network?

We have a secure network that doesn't allow internet access. Unfortunately one app from the Android Market we purchased for our honeycomb tablets uses Market License Check to verify that we've ...
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How to remove apps from android market website?

There are a few apps that even though I uninstalled them (through android market mobile app) still remain present as 'installed' when I go to my website market account (they are not on my phone any ...
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Cyanogen and Google Play compatibility

I already read, how to install Google Play on Cyanogen. But then what? Do the apps from Play store install seamlessly, like on "standard" Android? Some apps require minimum version of Android. ...
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How to change android primary google account [duplicate]

During the "in-app purchase" I am unable to switch the Google account I would like to use for "in-app purchase". Currently, in order to change the primary Google account on Android operating system, ...
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Why would a free app be in the top grossing section?

I was just browsing through the play store and noticed that there are a few free apps in the top grossing section and that's a little puzzling. This might not be the best place to put up this question ...
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Some apps not available on play store after lcd_density change in build.prop

I changed the ro.sf.lcd_density in the build.prop on my Galaxy SII from the default 240 to 190. It made everything smaller, creating more space and increasing the quality of use for me personaly. ...
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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 deal with unknown installation error code -505?

I have a Nexus 7 and it has just been updated to Android 5. Two apps give me trouble after the system upgrade, games that my kids play. Dumb Ways to Die and VVVVVV. Both of these had icons after ...
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how to fake my personal information

I downloaded a game from Google Play. In the permission page, I noticed that it asks for my personal information. Allow this application to: Your personal information read sensitive log data. Why ...
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Is there a way to prevent applications from updating when running on battery

I know you can restrict applications to update on Wi-Fi only. Can you achieve the same thing with "update when charging on sector only" too?
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Update Market Application to Google Play Market Application

I have the problem with latest update which re-brands "Market" app to "Google Play Market" app. At one moment "Market" icon disappeared from both home screen and applications. I was seeking for the ...