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can I install any android app on a google TV?

I mean "does it allow me" to install any android app. Presumably, some apps wont work (for lack of specific hardware). If it does allow me, what are the common problems ? (low-resolution, perhaps ?) ...
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How do I remove apps from my apps on the webpage [duplicate]

Is there a way to remove apps that I've uninstalled from the My Apps section on the website?
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USB Storage damaged. It may need reformatting

On rebooting my Samsung Galaxy S, I got an error in the status bar "USB Storage damaged. It may need reformatting". *Rebooting *Connecting via USB cable to PC in USB debugging mode (This brings up 2 ...
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Can I “purchase” a free book from the Store without providing a credit card number?

There are a few books on Google Play that are free. Can I obtain said books without providing a credit card number?
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Start with Second Tablet on Google Play

My old tablet was a LePan II from QVC. It quit on me. It wasn"t worth the money to have a pro look at/repair it. So, I got a Proscan PLT9045K (from ShopNBC). After I got it charged, I went straight ...
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Getting into the trending list

What are the criteria being used to decided which apps go into the trending apps lists on Google Play? When I look on the trading lists, I don't see a lot of consistency, I see apps with as little ...
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Update an app that is not in Google Play

I have an app which is currently in beta testing. With every new version I have to send it to the users, they have to download it, uninstall the previous version (sometimes), and then install the new ...
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Unable to Launch Google Play and Google Map App after linking them to extended partition using Link2SD

Due to limited amount of internal memory on my phone, I have installed link2Sd app and created an extended partition on my SD card. I have created a link of Google Play Store App and Google Maps App. ...
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Download Danish application in Thailand [duplicate]

I need to download a new Danish application "Ereolen" from playstore on Samsung Tab 3 which seems very complicated when staying in Thailand. "The item is not available in your country" Anyone having ...
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Restrictions of Play Store on custom ROMs

Please could someone correct my understanding? I read that once a phone has a custom ROM loaded, the play store can not be used on it again. However after more reading I'm not sure if this is the ...
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Change email address associated with Google Account

My Google account on my previous Android phone was linked to a google (not gmail) account/address that no longer exists. I would like to transfer the apps I bought for the old phone to the new one, ...
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Run/Download Android Apps on a PC (Windows)

I tried running android 4.1.1 in virtualbox, but it was to slow and sluggish to do anything. I came across Windroy which runs Android as a windows app. I found a google play apk but it won't run when ...
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Why can't I see Google Play “Staff Picks”?

I used to see the Staff Picks section in Google Play, both on the website and on my device. Recently, I can't find it - I can see only the "Editor's Choice", this seems to be the only lists of apps ...
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Installing Google Maps giving error “Application requires newer SDK version”

I have a galaxy S 3(d2att,US variant). Today I got an update for Google Maps. But when I try to update it after downloading play store gives error as "Application requires newer SDK version". I'm ...
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If I insert a Japanese SIM into my Nexus 4, can I have unlimited access to the Japanese Google Play Store?

I read this thread (How does Google Play determine the region on a tablet without SIM card) and it seems like the region is determined by IP, but if I insert a SIM purchased in Japan into my Nexus 4, ...
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Paid app uninstalls after reboot of the device

I have one paid app, which is uninstalls after a reboot of the device. So, I have to re-install it from Google Play after every boot. All other apps are still installed. Does anyone know what the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 play edition and exFat

Does the Play version of the Galaxy s4 include support for exFat in the sdcard reader? Or is exFat support one of the extras that Samsung adds to the device (presumably since they made the licencing ...
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Certain apps fail to update from Play, while others work

I have been having this issue between ROMs, as well as between connections. I am currently running ParanoidAndroid 3.94 (Android 4.3) with franco.kernel 3.0.89. Other apps consistently update fine. ...
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Error message in Words With Friends is preventing download? - “You already own this item.”

I am trying to setup my replaced phone back up for Words With Friends as it was before, but I am getting this error: "You already own this item." when trying to re-purchase the Ultimate Play ...
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Use Google Play without any other Google apps installed

I'm using Cyanogen Mod 10.1 and I wonder if there is any possibility to use Google Play without installing all Google apps. I don't need Gmail, Talk, etc. I don't want to link my device to google. Is ...
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Locked out of Playstore

Play Store locked me out saying "Couldn't log in. This account has been disabled." This because Play Store required that I create a Gmail account, which I did, but then I was unsuccessful in logging ...
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How to install Play Store on Alcatel OT 979

I am switching from iPhone to Android. I do not speak Android/PC. I speak Apple. This has been a difficult transition, and I require a simple explanation (pretend I am 5 years old). My new Alcatel ...
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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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Be notified of an update to an app that is not installed

Is there any way to receive an update/new version released notification from the Play Store for an app that is not installed in my phone? I'm using 4.3 on a Nexus 4.
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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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How do I get Google Play back to sys app without being able to access any apps on Google Play? [duplicate]

After rooting my Galaxy S, I deleted Google Play. I have downloaded it, but I cannot get it back to sys app. It forcecloses every time I try to open it. I can't download anything from Google Play to ...
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The Play Store(web) doesn't show my device on my default Google Account

So I had three different Google Accounts set up on my Nexus 4: personal google account - personal device personal google apps account company google account - two company devices (both no longer ...
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Google Play Store mobile payment

I'm haing a problem with google play store from few weeks, I can't purchase any app with carrier billing option. it says "Your mobile payment service isn't available, try again later" any ideas how to ...
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Where is the permissions tab in Google play?

About 1 month ago Google change the layout on the Play store, at least on the web part. My question is simple. Is there any way to see what permissions an application have from a computer? You can see ...
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Latest version of Play app on Android 2.1

I've got a device (HTC Magic) with Android 2.1 (rooted, with CyanogenMod). It has Google Market app v2.23.6 - pretty old. I wonder, what's the latest version of Play that runs on Android 2.1? In the ...
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What would be a good method to find popular, low rated apps on the google play store?

Apart from just scouring through the charts and clicking on each app individually. I calculate that would take a full week to complete. I can't find any site that lets you sort the apps by rating, ...
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Problems with changing the default country in Google Play Store

I need help regarding changing my country on the Google Play Store. I tried everything from hard resetting my phone to changing all the details in the settings but it didn't work. I changed all my ...
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Not getting current location even if Location Services are enabled

Device: Samsung mobile phone Android: 4.0.3 My Location Services are enabled, but I am not getting the current location. When I restart the phone, it works. What could be the problem here?
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How can I install Google play services on Android 2.2?

I have an unbranded tablet running android 2.2. I was trying to develop an application using gcm and wanted to test it on the tablet. But somehow SERVICE_NOT_AVAILABLE error was coming. I then came ...
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How to enable Play Store auto-update for just a few apps?

As the title says, I'd like to enable auto-update for trusted apps (e.g. Google apps), but if I open the app in Play Store and check Auto-update, I get the question "Auto-update is currently disabled ...
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How to search Android Applications by size?

Is there any way I can search or filter android apps by size less than 1MB or 2MB on any android app store? I have a low end android phone with less memory and installation space. Light weight apps ...
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How to switch my SGS3 to a 'google play' edition phone?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 contract ends in few months. I'd like to get rid of unwanted stuffs like touchwiz, flipboard, allsharecast, etc. and pull latest updates directly from 'google play', just like ...
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What time does Google Play update apps when it is set to auto-update?

I'm not getting on what basis Google Play will update apps when auto-update is enabled. Is it time-specific, or something else?
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Google Play Market hangs

I've just updated to Android 4.3, OTA. Now when I try to start Google Play, it hangs. Here is a part of log: 07-31 09:27:47.683: E/AndroidRuntime(20321): at ...
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Google Play does not work and shows “No connection” or “There was a problem connecting to the network”

I've got a Droid X, running Android 2.3.4 and System version 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US. Just recently, Google Play stopped working. Whenever I open Google Play, it immediately displays: No ...
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Connect to internet via proxy

My office network is connected via proxy. While I connect to the internet(via browser) using mobile Wi-Fi, it asks for user name and password. When I enter the user name and password, it connects to ...
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Cannot make calls in Microsoft Lync 2010 app

Device: Sony X10a Android: 2.3.3 Can the Microsoft Lync 2010 app on the play store make calls? I can login to my office365 lync account and send messages, but the phone icon is greyed out. Is voice ...
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Is it possible to install already installed apps with one click?

In the Apple App Store, if you have downloaded an item in the past, you can click the INSTALL button to download it in one click. However, in the Google Play Store, you have to go into the app, press ...
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Google Play Store force closing

I have a Karbonn S5 Titanium. Whenever I try to open the Google Play Store, it gets closed within a second. A notification saying 'your google store has stopped unfortunately' keeps coming every 2 ...
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View Installed Apps on particular Device on play.google.com

Before the redesign of play.google.com (the website, not the Android app), there was a way of viewing what apps where installed on a device of yours and what apps where in your library but not ...
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How to tell the Play Store to list apps in different languages?

Apparently the search in the Play Store only returns results of apps that belong in some way to the locale my phone is set to. For example, there is an app from a German bus company with their ...
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closed ports wifi problem

I have these following issues : 1) wifi connects but the signal bars stay grey 2) I can open and search apps in market but when I try to download them , it says "waiting for network" 3) facebook ...
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Android Tablet Restored, Can't Reinstall Same Apps

My Android tablet 'broke'. Sent it in to the OEM and they fixed it under warranty and shipped it back. Now, when I go to re-install certain apps, they won't install to my tablet because Google Play ...
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Broken Google Play on cm 10.1.2

I've updated cm from 10.0.0 to 10.1.2, and after updating the gapps too, several things are broken, including Gmail and Drive. Now, Google Play lists them at "updatable", but it is broken and refuses ...
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Is it possible to disable Google Play updates?

Is it possible to disable updates to Google Play and Google Play Services? I have automatic updates switched off, but this 2 Google apps are upgrading itself without my permission, and I can only ...