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What factors should I consider for selecting a Distribution Platform? [on hold]

I am looking at various android distribution platforms. What factors should I consider while selecting them?
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Installing Play Store on Chinese Samsung Note 3

I have a Chinese Note 3 running Android 4.3. It doesn't have the Play Store which defeats everything that made Samsung dominate the smartphone space. I can't download GMail; I am stuck with a browser ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 update deleted Play Store and a bunch of other Google apps

Today my Galaxy S3 alerted me that there was an update to Push Services available. For once I actually thought "hey, let's not dismiss this update" and went through the whole process. There were no ...
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I updated to Google Play Services 6.5 and I want to revert back to actual official version

I found the latest 6.5 release for the Google Play Services here. I installed it hoping the smart lock position feature would work and sadly it does not. Since it was the only one for Lollipop I ...
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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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Using Yubikey NEO for keystore storage [on hold]

Since I am sending signed/encrypted emails a log I bought myself a Yubikey NEO to protect my private key. It can store up to 2 keys and I wonder is there is a way to use it to store the keystore to ...
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ART makes Facebook app non installable (Error: -24) [duplicate]

I have an Android 4.4.2 phone and I enabled ART instead of Dalvik. When I go to the Google Play Store and try to install Facebook, it can't install the app. I get two errors, sometimes I get ...
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Play Store icons are no longer transparent

The past few days I have noticed that the Play Store icons have a black background. I've even done a Factory Reset. I am facing the problem with every icon in the play store. Is there any way to get ...
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Can't download apps from Google Play store via mobile network

I have a Sony Xperia sola in Egypt. I bought it with Gingerbread, then I upgraded to ICS 4.0.4. After the upgrade, I became unable to download any apps from Google Play using my mobile network, and ...
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Logout from Gmail account without logging out Google Play Store account

I tried logging out the account on Gmail, but it logged out the Play Store as well. How can I logout of my Gmail account without logging out of the Google Play Store? Is it possible?
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Google Play store crashes and gapps process not working since upgrading to Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S II

My phone is about 9 months old and has not given me any problems before I upgraded to the latest Android version - Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I downloaded an original version (not a cracked version) when I got ...
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I'm 14 years old and I have made an Android app. What are the legal ways to publish it on Google Play as a minor? [on hold]

I made an app for Android and I would like to publish it. My question is that is it legal to publish my apps on Google Play if I'm just 14 years old? Does google allow it? If yes, is there any special ...
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How to allow auto-update of apps in Play Store only when plugged in?

I would like apps to be updated automatically when my phone is plugged in (charging) and on wifi. I can easily allow auto-update only when wifi is on with the appropriate option in the Play Store ...
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Icon issues in Google Play Store 4.8.20 [duplicate]

I'm running Android 4.2.1 and recently the Play Store app updated to version 4.8.20 and since then I'm facing icon issues within the store. Click for larger version As you can see, there's a weird ...
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How do I change my email address on Play Store as the one I have is no longer in use

The email address I have on Play Store is no longer verified and I wish to change to my current provider as I do not seem to be able to download apps
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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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How can I specify similar apps to my app in Google Play? [on hold]

Google Play suggests similar apps to my app by the name of the app. But there are other apps that have the similar game play but not similar name at all. How can I specify them as similar apps to mine ...
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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 fix a consistently freezing app download?

On my new Motorola X, I am downloading an app (Amazon's Kindle app) from the Google Play store and it is consistently getting to 91% downloading and then freezing there. I can cancel the download ...
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Error “package not correctly signed correctly. uninstall the previous app” on new Micromax A108

When updating the built-in apps like Opera Mini, I'm getting the above error. I even tried downloading some apps like WhatsApp but those give me an error that the Google Play app is not updated and ...
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How do I pay USD using GBP? [on hold]

I live in the UK and recently just added some money into my Google play account by gift card, I wanted to buy something in-app which requires to pay in US dollars. But turns out that I can't, when the ...
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Market App crashes on Samsung Galaxy Ace

i have samsung galaxy ace, yesterday i rooted my phone and installed the link2sd application, everything was fine, today when i tried to install an application using market, the market just crashes ...
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l format my Huawei G700-T00 and now l cannot install it again [duplicate]

Please how can l reinstall google playstore on my Huawei G700-T00. i have tried to install it three time
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Changing Play Store default language and/or country

I bought a Samsung S4 here in the Philippines but the default language in the Play Store is Korean. Also, the prices of the apps for sale are in Won (Korean currency). How do I change the language to ...
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Why are most of my Pre-Installed apps that connect to Google not working?

Okay, I am using a Huawei m865c (Ascend II), running Android 2.3.6. I am trying to open Google Play, but it tells me that there is no connection. I am connected to a 20 mb/ps with all bars. I tried ...
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Google Play Store crashes after update integration on Samsung S4

I'm on rooted stock Samsung Galaxy S4. I integrated Google Play Store with updates to the system partition with Titanium Backup. And after that the Play Store stopped working. I cleared the cache and ...
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Google Play Store not Updating in my New HTC Desire 816 [duplicate]

I bought a new HTC Desire 816 Dual Phone and it prompted me to sign in to my G mail which i did. But it requested for update to my Google Play store which returned with Error 403. I cant download any ...
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Google Play/Wallet/Hangout NOT working AT ALL Please help

This particular issue is driving me mad. Issue : 1) Google Play, Google Wallet, Google Hangouts, Account Sync shows connection Error. "check your connection and try again" 2) No matter which ROM I ...
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Installing Whatsapp on Galaxy Note Pro

I have installed whatsapp in my galaxy note pro previously but uninstall a few days later. Now that I want to install back again, it says device does not support whatsapp. Please advise why am I ...
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preinstalled apps not registered in play store on new devices

I have a new android phone and I have activated it using google account that never been used as android account. Play store didn't listed the pre-installed applications and didn't suggested any ...
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How to authorize other email adress for google play store?

I can install apps on our family tablet using my personal Google account. Somehow I've set this up in the past, so I have all my devices under one Google account. Note that the tablet is officially ...
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Why are preinstalled apps not registered in play store on new devices?

This is the 2nd time I noticed this. Once with a new Samsung galaxy s3 (with newly created Google account) and now with a new Samsung Galaxy Note (also with a newly created Google account). I've just ...
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How can I stop being redirected to the App Store/Google Store by dodgy ad-scripts?

There are a load of sites that do this now, and it's really annoying: I visit a content site on my Android device. 10-15 seconds after loading starts the site hangs for a few seconds. Google play ...
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Why can't I install apps after a factory reset?

I factory restored my samsung galaxy S3 its not letting me update or download and apps on google play when I do try at the end it says unknown error install of191 I believe that what it says can ...
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how to view your accounts google play store money

I bought a nexus 7 in 2012 and it came with a $20.00 gift card. When I went to install apps from the app store, it asked me to sign into my google account. I signed into my gmail account and received ...
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Android phone rejects valid Google login

New (to me) Samsung Galaxy Appeal, running Gingerbread. Want to buy / install apps from Play Store. Try to add Account to device using my perfectly valid Google credentials (with which I am posting ...
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Download failed because you may not have purchased this app

I purchased this app from the Google Play store. After it installs and attempt to open it I get the error message: "Download failed because you may not have purchased this app" Screenshot (click for ...
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Android 2.1 will not update market or any apps

I'm still using an old Sony Ericsson X10 mini (not rooted). It's still running ok, although a bit slow. What I periodically do to make the device again a bit faster is reinstall the firmware using ...
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Can't login with Gmail App/Play Store on tablet; Username/Password OK on desktop web browser

I've spent the last 15 or 30 minutes trying to login to the Gmail app and the Play Store on an ASUS TF-101 tablet. During the same time, I've visited a desktop computer, logged out, re-entered the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 won't sync with google play

I just got my new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900, but I've already got problems: First, everytime I sync my phone with google it always comes up with sync error, I don't know how to fix this. I've ...
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Micromax Canvas A1 is unable to install apps from Google Play Store

I have a Micromax Canvas A1 device. I can open Play Store and can search the apps. But, when I click Install, it just shows (endless) download animation and no actual downloading happens. An example: ...
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what's the directory location for Newsstand documents?

System: ASUS MemoPad 302C I saved a few magazine issues using the options available in the Google Play Newsstand app, but can't figure out where the files are stored. Nothing showed up in the ...
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Select which application to (NOT) update

I always knew how to disable the auto update for a specific app. But since some time Google decided to forbid this useful functionality and force the users to update their app. And I mainly do NOT use ...
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Prevent Google Play from reinstalling apps after factory reset

I've got multiple Android devices and have a plethora of apps. I've just done a factory reset on one in order to use it for development purposes only, however there are a couple of apps that I need ...
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How to change the Play store language

I live in Hong Kong, and the play store displays everything in the local Cantonese language. I have set everything I can (Android language, Account language, even the app locale via Xposed Module "App ...
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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 there a way to sort apps by popularity (number of 'downloads') in the Google Play Store, or otherwise?

Google's Play Store does not sort its 'Top' apps by number of downloads. This prevents you from discovering the true order of which apps people are downloading the most, making you often not know ...
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Can't access my play store account

Due to some reason my phone got stuck. I took out the battery and put it back and restarted my phone, but after that the time shown in my phone was in a back date. As a result I'm getting "I can't ...
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How do I change the Google Play country?

Can someone tell me how to change the country preference for Google Play? I have searched high and low but in most of the forums people ask you to go to gmail settings > edit profile and change the ...
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Huawei bought in China, can't access Google Play (g510 t8951)

I bought this huawei cellphone in China and I can't access the google store. I can access some apps through Baidu Store but then some doesn't work because I don't have Google Play Service. I've tried ...