I just bought an HTC Desire S and cannot download apps from the Android Marketplace. I tried to download Skype and it stalled saying "Starting To Download" - nothing happened. Then I tried downloading another app and then it said that app will be soon downloaded, but nothing happened.
Does this happen regardless of whether you are using 3G or WiFi? If you are using a WiFi connection, it may be getting blocked.– daemonofchaosJun 16, 2011 at 20:55
Try clearing the cache and data of the Market application.
I think i found the problem. I turned option off that lets use 3rd party apps internet connection as was recommended on one blog on power plan optimization on Android.
4The thing is, with that off you should ONLY be able to get apps from the Market.– aleJun 17, 2011 at 20:21
1Yeah, sounds like that even if this works it's still a bug in your operating system. If you don't want to upgrade to a custom ROM, I'd suggest looking for any official updates available from HTC for your device.– pzkpfwJul 16, 2012 at 8:42