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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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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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Google Play updates on mobile connection despite setting

Even though I have set the option not to update apps on mobile connection, it still updates them and Google Play app is the number one in my mobile connection usage. How to fix it?
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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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Why can't I download apps from the Android Marketplace?

I just bought an HTC Desire S and cannot download apps from the Android Marketplace. I tried to download Skype and it stalled saying "Starting To Download" - nothing happened. Then I tried downloading ...
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Is there a way to “own” an app so that if it becomes paid, you will already own it?

In the Amazon Appstore, you can own any app, even if it is currently free. That way, if the developer later charges for the same app, you still own it. Similarly, if it is currently on sale for ...
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Google Play says “You don't have any devices”

I tried factory resetting so I need to enter my Google account again to my device however it's been more than an hour now and Google Play still says "You don't have any devices". Any ideas how to fix ...
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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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If a paid app stops working, can I get my money back?

For example, the application Say it right! is using the Forvo third-party service. I guess the app can stop working eventually (for example if the API changes, or if the third-party service terms ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 can I install apps from unknown sources using my Google account on the web?

I was wondering whether or not I can somehow remotely install applications from "unknown sources" i.e not having to copy the .apk file onto my device and then installing. For example, using the ...
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Where can I see if a developer responded to my comment on the Google Play? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Play allows publishers to respond to users' comments? It appears that Google is allowing some developers to respond to Google Play application comments. ...
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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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Error -504 on appliation installation

Yes. I've read all other questions regarding this problem. Like this one: Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store? It's the same problem as this one but with more background information and an ...
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Remotely uninstall an app via Play Store [duplicate]

Is it still possible to remotely uninstall an android application from a web browser via the Google Play Store? According to the question that this is a supposed duplicate of, this was possible in ...
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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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What currency does the Google Play Store display in?

So, according to the help desk (on Google), it says the following: Note: You'll always see the currency you'll be charged in before you complete the transaction. The only problem... Is, that I'm ...
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Fix Google Play insufficient storage error without rooting my phone

This question is essentially the same as Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space, but I want to fix it without rooting my phone. Clearing Cache, uninstalling Google Play updates and ...
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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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Google Calendar install error: Incompatible with other application(s) using the same shared user ID

I'm stacked with the following problem with my first Android device (Ruggear RG960 Apex, Android 4.1.2, rooted using Kingo Android ROOT) I bought about a week ago. The problem is when I'm trying to ...
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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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Installing Android Market/Google Play on non-rooted Kindle Fire

Is there a way to install either the Android Market or Google Play on a Kindle Fire (Android 2.3 and Kindle version 6.3.1) without first rooting it? I have access to a Windows 7 computer with Admin ...
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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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Two errors that refuse to be resolved, Google Play, Android 2.2.1

I have an old phone (LG Optimus V) running Android 2.2.1. I recently took it out and would like to download some apps on it. It automatically updated Android Market to Google Play by itself, but for ...
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Google Play is putting adds up when I'm doing anything on my phone. text, games, gallery etc

When I open my text message and start to reply to the friend. Google play opens with an Android add. I hit the back button and it takes me to Google play home. So then I have to back out. When your in ...
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internal to external [duplicate]

I was wondering if there's a way that I can download apps from google play to my external sd card because every time I try downloading a game or a app it says "sorry, there's not enough storage on the ...
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When is an “in app purchase” not an in app purchase? [closed]

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 ...