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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a KLU by Curtis Android 4.0 OS 7" Capactive tablet. It came installed with SlideMe Market instead of the google play store. Is there a way to install the play store on this tablet. Please I am not so savvy when it comes to tech stuff and may need a lot of help with this, please be patient with me.

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If you google "play store apk", you can download it on your tablet, then use a file manager such as Solid, Estrongs, Astro to browse to the download location. When you press ont he apk it should ask if you want to install it.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Moved thread into General Tablet Talk from Computers and IT, as this is about an Android tablet. Any questions, don't hesitate to PM me.

This is a very cheap tablet, usually they don't have Google Play, and will have some other third-party app store instead. Curtis Int. is an importer of budget Chinese lifestyle products of unknown manufacture, and often the quality is quite poor.

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If you google "play store apk", you can download it on your tablet, then use a file manager such as Solid, Estrongs, Astro to browse to the download location. When you press ont he apk it should ask if you want to install it.

That may not work, because very often Chinese ROM builds don't have the required essential frameworks installed. One would have to find a way of rooting the device and add the frameworks. Or one would have to change the ROM software completely, to a build that does support Google Play.
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after installing the play store and i click open, then i get a message that the paly store has stopped working. do you have any other suggestions please?
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^^^^^^
I figured it would do that. Basically the problem is the Chinese Android software that the Klu has, is missing some vital components and frameworks that Google Play requires.

You could try this...
How to Install Google Play on KLU LT7502 | SLEETHERZ Android News
...no guarantees though.

You might want to read our forum sticky about these budget Android tables.
Off-brand Phones and Tablets: Worth the Low Cost?
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well that didnt work either, so I installed Amazon appstore which also didnt work. I did however find one that does work called 1Mobile Market. Easy download and installation. Has lots of free apps. Popular apps. I downloaded 4 games that are the trend right now and all of them downloaded and installed easily, altho its still new to me, just a few hrs old, I would recommend it to those with the lesser known brand name tablets that doesnt come with the google play store. thanks for your help
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That's worth noting, the Amazon app store didn't work either. Definitely crappy software that the Klu has. One to avoid I think.

1Mobile Market is Chinese, which is probably why it works with these challenged Googleless Androids.
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If you are rooted, download the Vending file from link

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=32731467&postcount=1

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has anyone seen the Curtis lt 1041 tablet its a 10.1 with android 4.1.1
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Yes I just purchased one and I'm unable to download games from Aptoid. Any advice would be helpful.
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has anyone seen the Curtis lt 1041 tablet its a 10.1 with android 4.1.1
It's still Googleless and is still a very much an el-cheapo budget tablet. So any comments I've already made about Curtis tablets in the thread, will no doubt apply to this one as well. Unless money is very tight you really should be looking elsewhere, like at a Nexus 10.

There is one advantage about buying cheapo tablets from an importer like Curtis Int or Binatone, over similar ones found on Ebay. Is that you do at least get a full US, Canadian or EU warranty. So if it does brick or otherwise prove defective, it shouldn't be a problem with RMA.
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