The specs:

  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop (new device, came with it)

Installing small applications in Google Play Store take 3-15 minutes, Spotify has been "installing" for over an hour. It's not the Wifi speed, because speedtest on the device showed 20-30mbit/s download, and my other Android 4 device installs the same application within a few seconds.

Any ideas? Are Google Play application installs fast on your Android 5 devices?

I tried removing the SD card, didn't help.

  • Andrew it might be because you have low internal/phone memory..apps are not directly installed onto SD card..so that's irrelevant and won't help.
    – Lucky
    May 19, 2015 at 16:47
  • There's gigabytes of internal memory, and 500mb+ free RAM, so that's not it.
    – Andrew
    May 19, 2015 at 17:13

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Well I managed to solve it, got the idea from here: Application stuck in "Installing..." stage in Market.

I went to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications.

  1. Force stop the Google Play Store application
  2. Uninstall updates for the Google Play Store application

It warned me that Google Play Store would be restored to its original state, I accepted.

After this, I launched Google Play Store and installing applications was lightning fast. :)

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