I recently got an Android HTC G7 phone which claims to be Android 2.2. But I do not see any Google applications installed (market, maps etc). Is there a way to install these libraries and get started?


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The G7 is not actually made by HTC, it's a cheap knockoff. I don't believe it actually runs Android.


There is no phone from HTC named G7, the HTC G7 Desire is in fact a clone of the HTC Desire phone which runs Windows phone 6.5.

How to identify a Desire clone:

  • Dual SIM
  • Run Windows instead of Android.
  • The rear speaker is on the left side of the camera.
  • The 3.5 jack connector is on the bottom of the phone side by side with USB connector.

Real Desire:

  • Single SIM
  • Runs Android
  • The rear speaker is on the right side of the camera, just like the flash.
  • The 3.5 jack connector is on the top of the phone (top right corner)

This is a video of the clone.