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Can an app installed from Play Store being dropped support due to changing requirement in Android version? App developer (free/paid app) is at complete liberty to support/not support later Android versions, with or without continuing support for earlier versions. You will find many apps not supporting Lollipop or Marshmallow, and on other hand ...


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The whole answer relies on the fact that when this query is made: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=PKG_NAME # PKG_NAME is the package name of an app among other things, the HTTP code in the returned headers in most of the cases would either be: 404 (resource not found) - app not available 200 (success) - app available 403 (forbidden) - ...


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There is a term called "Buyer Beware". The same way old phones or old operating systems are stopped being supported, the apps can also share the same fate. Especially when considering the fact that apps evolve much faster than phones or OSes. Technically when you buy something, a contract is made between two sides that both sides are obligated to abide. If ...


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Not every developer creates and puts a premium version of an app separately into a market. A developer can have a single app but have mechanism to make the user unlock certain parts of the app by paying for it. This is called in-app billing. Google in the document In-app Billing noted: In-app Billing is a Google Play service that lets you sell digital ...


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It shouldn't be... There is no viable reason I can think of for a game to request or need root permissions. If this game is from an official channel like Play Store, Amazon App Store, or F-Droid, do not grant the permission and remove it immediately. This should also be reported to the appropriate app market and given a comment or review warning other users ...


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Forgive me if you've already tried this, but there's a tab in the Google play store for all apps installed or not. It's under the my apps and games button.


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This is not a complete answer but answers some of the points: How do I really disable the updates? Like, for real, no exceptions? You can use my answer or Craig's answer for that. No exceptions, but requires root access. The solution is to detach Google Chrome from Play Store's device specific database stored in the device itself. It is always ...


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If you go to Google Wallet payment methods you can see your Google Play credit, how much has an expiry date and when it expires.


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Currently this is not possible. You can view apps by category, and search by keywords, but you cannot see individual features of an app. When you use Wikipedia, you're comparing software that does the same task, so it is easy to compare. However, if every app listed every feature in a standardised way, there would be literally thousands of options and it ...


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If the Google Play Books app is installed then you can disable that using the method you linked to in your question. However, the store-front of Google Play Books is part of the Google Play Store and cannot be disabled. Maybe it could be hidden with some root modification but I doubt whether such a modification to do this exists. I suspect much of this is ...


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That Google Chrome update is horrendous! It's being forced outside of Play Store, but there is a way to disable it. It's pretty ugly, but here's how I stopped it, while keeping Play Services (Gmail, Maps, etc): Go into Application Manager, scroll over to the "All" tab, and find "Download manager". Once you disable that, there will be NO updates from ...


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https://play.google.com/apps Is where you can see a history of all apps you have ever installed.


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From Instagram's help center: I'm getting a "Device not compatible" error message in Google Play Store. We're aware of an issue where some people get a "Device not compatible" error message in the Google Play Store when trying to download Instagram, even though Instagram should support the phone. Google is currently investigating this issue with ...


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It is very much possible that support for API level 15 or below has been dropped for all the current Chrome builds of version 47.0.2526.83 or perhaps it has been so for the last few versions as well. I updated my Chrome app in Jelly Bean 4.2.1 and I can see that the minimum API level it requires is 16 and is targeted at 23. Android versions corresponding to ...


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Have you ever used an emulator or something similar? If so, then these are those devices. You can hide them (https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2407656), but it's very buggy Otherwise you can log out of all devices at once by going to gmail on a computer, scrolling down and on the left side there is a link to your account activity, from that ...


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As far as I know, the only known "solution" for non-rooted devices whose cache and app data have already been wiped is to apply a factory reset. If you change your mind and decide to root your phone, I suggest you install Android SDK Tools Only on your computer, then root your phone, go to Android's Settings, then Developer Options, then activate USB ...


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You can edit the build.prop settings on a rooted phone with something like ro.com.google.clientidbase.ms=android-uscellular-us i think or maybe ro.product.locale.region=US



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