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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a laptop with windows 8, a Samsung Galaxy S3, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and a Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0.
I cannot install chrome onto the Galaxy Player 5.0. It says it is not compatible and there is no option to download. How can it be incompatible? the SGP 5.0 is a mini SGT 10.1. It can do everything the bigger tab can do, except install Chrome for some reason.
I have been bragging about Chrome, how it syncs across all my devices, and I can't get it to install.
I installed it on my wife's S3, Tab 7.0, and laptop. No problems. (Thank God!)

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Old January 3rd, 2013, 12:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no one else has tried to install chrome on their player???
I am the only one on this board?

I won't do the Bueller roll call I promise.
but I do hear crickets in the corner. haha oh well

typing to myself...typing to myself...
sung to the tune of dancing with myself.
I guess I can type anything on here cause no one will read it anyway.
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Have you tried contacting Google?

If it says its incompatible, only a rooted device can get around that.
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sdtag,

I'm guessing that Google has one or more good reasons for not supporting Chrome on the Galaxy Player 5.0.

They probably feel they have a responsibility to make sure that any device that Chrome is supported to run on will give you the most stable and best experience possible. This protects you from encountering issues and them from having to support them.

As an app dev myself, I have to choose which base version of Android that the app can run. Additionally, there are screen support declarations that ensure that the things the app might display are optimally viewable by the end-user.

Chrome for Android hasn't been available for all that long of a time--hopefully it won't be too long before it is finally available for your device.

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Don't quote me, but I believe Chrome is for devices with android 4.0 or higher.
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Don't quote me, but I believe Chrome is for devices with android 4.0 or higher.
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(sorry, I just couldn't resist )

The entry on the Google Play Market indicates that it varies by device, so it's hard to tell from that page.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You know, I believe you are right. Now I seem to remember hearing/reading about that somewhere.
Argh!

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and now for something completely different...

Firefox!
It works on all my devices, all my wife's devices, it syncs bookmarks, history, etc.
AHA! I'm done! (Gracias A Dios)

say goodbye to chrome and dolphin.
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