I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace with Android 2.3.4. The phone came with Samsung App Store not the Google market. I would like to install the Google market or Google Play as there is a better selection of apps. However the play.google.com website has no link to download the store. What can I do?

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    Are you sure that it's not included? It should be! Do you have Gmail?
    – user13391
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 6:09
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    Are you missing other Google framework Apps? Maybe your device has for some reason no Google license and therefore comes without the Google framework (Market, Maps, Talk, etc.).
    – Flow
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 7:32
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    It has no google apps at all. No maps, gmail, talk or other. There are the networks own branded alternatives. Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 7:43
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    Ouch... The only alternative I can think of is flashing a custom rom with the GAPPS on top of that goo.im/gapps
    – Bryan Denny
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 13:41
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    That's a problem with Chinese Editions. Please check the following Q&As: android.stackexchange.com/questions/24768/… / android.stackexchange.com/questions/13081/…
    – Izzy
    Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 6:53

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The update is OTA - so if you are scheduled to receive it for your device (which I believe you should have) - you should go to Settings >> About >> System Updates - and check for an update.

You may need to update your device to 2.3.5 to receive the update.

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