October 2nd, 2012, 02:44 PM
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The problem your hitting is the developer has the ability to tell the Play Store which devices an app is compatible with. The idea is to make sure a device can run an app before letting people buy it. Makes sense.
If an app is demanding on hardware, the developer may limit it a lot. If Max Payne is like that, the developer may have only specified a few devices are compatible and if the S3 wasn't out yet, then it may not be on the list. The developer just needs to update their list for new devices.
None of this helps you get your beloved app back, but maybe understanding makes it hurt less. Or not, that part is up to you.
Apple tells people what they want, Microsoft asks what people want, Google gives people what they want (for 15 minutes).
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