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What changed between versions of the Amazon Appstore?

The original version of the Amazon Appstore was v1.07002, and it appears to still be working fine, so the upgrade to the new version (v1.07003) is apparently not mandatory (unsuprising, given the tiny ...
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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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Where and how can I upgrade my Galaxy 5 legally to Froyo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? I have a Galaxy 550 and want to upgrade it to android 2.2 where and how can i do this legal? thanks already.
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What limits a mobile phone to be upgraded to new Android version?

What is the main reason that you can't upgrade your phone to new Android version? Is it the lack of drivers, or simply hardware limitation? Are there other aspects?
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G1 - Can I Update to Newer Versions of Android?

I'm considering getting a G1 from T-Mobile (in the US), and am wondering, I can update to new versions of Android as they come out, even ones targeted towards newer Android phones, correct? For ...
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Updating application from Android Market

I have downloaded and installed an app from Android Market. Now I want to know how to update this apk installed in my device. Is this app updated by Android Market? Will it update automatically or do ...
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What country is my Milestone from? Can I install a Droid Froyo update on it?

I bought it at Amazon.com, and had it delivered to a friend's house in Massachusetts. I flew to the US, visit my friend, did some tourism, and brought the phone back with me to Brazil, where I put in ...
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Is there an easier way to update Swype?

I currently have the Swype beta installed on my EVO - not the pre-installed one that comes with the newer updates, the actual beta from their site. I noticed yesterday that if I launch the Swype ...
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What's involved in manually updating my Nexus One?

If I wanted to manually update my Nexus One, say to Gingerbread, what's involved in the process? I'm familiar with this question, Manually Updating your OS?, but unsure if the answer applies to the ...
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How to upgrade an HTC Magic (32B DEV) from Android 1.5 to latest Android?

Last year I got a free Android phone at a Google event, and I would like to upgrade it to the latest Android version (probably with Cyanogen). What is the quickest/safest way to do the upgrade? It ...
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Is it possible to clear the 'program installed' icons at the top notification bar?

When you perform an update of an installed program, the top notification bar displays a 'downloading' icon. When it is downloaded, it displays a 'successfully updated' icon. Is there a way to clear ...
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Upgrade unlocked Motorola Droid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update the OS on my device? Is it possible to upgrade unlocked Motorola Droid to any Android OS version. Can this be done through wifi or does it has to be ...
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How can I install official Android 2.2 Froyo in Samsung Galaxy S which runs Android 2.1 Eclair?

How can I install official Android 2.2 Froyo in Samsung Galaxy S which runs Android 2.1 Eclair?
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How do I upgrade firmware on my Samsung Galaxy S without using windows?

So far Samsung has been rolling updates out using its windows only software Kies, and not over the air like the rest of the android world. Is there anyway that non windows users can get these ...
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If I root the device can I upgrade to Froyo without waiting for the operator's release?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S and am currently waiting indefinitely for the operator to pull its finger out and release its bloated edition of Froyo. If I root the device using the instructions here, ...
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Is it possible to update HTC desire to 2.2 with unrooted?

I bought a new HTC Desire (will arrive in a few days). The phone is not branded (or unbranded) will arrive with version 2.1, and I want to update to 2.2. After a lot of reading I realized I need to ...
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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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Manually Updating your OS?

Is it possible to manually update any Android Device?
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Should I re-install certain programs after upgrading from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2?

I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S phone from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2 over the weekend. Today, for the first time since buying the phone ( two months now ) I had to reboot the phone when starting one ...
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How can I decline the latest update?

The latest update for the HTC Incredible looks to be mostly bloatware and a few small fixes. I'd rather not update, but the constant reminders are super annoying. Is there anything I can do, or is my ...
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Android 2.2 update for samsung Galaxy 3 (I5801 and I5800) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get Android 2.2 (FroYo)? when android 2.2 update will available for Samsung Galaxy 3(i.e Samsung I5801 and I5800)... ? do you have any idea when it is ...
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How do I restart the 2.2 update for HTC Desire?

I just got the notification for the 2.2 update for my HTC Desire (on O2 in the UK). I downloaded and let the update install. After a couple of reboots it told me it couldn't install as I needed to ...
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Sometimes Market update gets stuck downloading. How can I cancel?

Sometimes when I update an app through Market the download gets stuck at 0% or 100% and won't finish download or finish installing. The only way I've found to work around this is to uninstall the app, ...
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is it possible to upgrade the android OS on all phones?

Do Android phones as a rule allow you to upgrade the OS version at will, or does this require special support from the manufacturer or carrier?
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My HTC Hero Upgrade to Android 2.1 has slowed it down!

I went ahead and let my phone update itself and since then it's been realllly SLOW. Phone calls take 5-45 seconds to connect, which is beyond aggravating. Apps don't run as fast as they use to. And I ...
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Do I have a branded smartphone (HTC Desire)?

When my HTC Desire boots, I can first see a purple Android (?) icon, then a white background and the 'HTC' text, then a short animation with text 'T-Mobile'. Does that mean that I got a branded phone? ...