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  1. ronyzmbow

    ronyzmbow Member

    This is a complete novice question - a specific application - Igo Primo

    will be available next week for free download for 2 days only. I am about to get a new smartphone (Samsung Xcover 2) only few days later.

    Can it be dowloaded into a PC and installed later in my the new phone?

    Can it be downloaded into a MicroSD card in a friends phone and later the same card will be in new phone - will it work?

    Is there another way to do it? or in other words - is there a way to download an aplication before you have the device to use it?

    Another question - I own a Samsung Galaxy WiFi 5 mini tablet. This device appears in my Google Play web site when I log in. How do I add a new device into the Google Play when I'll get it?

  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    1. No you can't download it to a PC, but if you get it NOW for your Galaxy WiFi 5, you can download it for free as well on your new device AFAIK.

    2. The application downloads are "account specific", not device specific. Meaning when you log in to Google on your new phone (make sure you use the same account on your Galaxy 5 and the new phone), Play Store will detect both your devices. Also if you buy an app for one device, it becomes available for free download for all devices because as I said, applications are "account specific", meaning if you used a certain account to buy an app, it becomes bought for all apps available on that account.
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  3. ronyzmbow

    ronyzmbow Member

    As for 1 - the problem is that this application works only with the new Galaxy Xcover 2 which I will get only AFTER the free offer is valid..
    Any idea how to get it?
    Can I use the MicroSD card from my WiFi 5 in a friend smartphone and later insert it in my new Galaxy phone and use the application?
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Nope. The app will install on the phone memory, and not on the SD card. Even transferring the app data to the SD card won't work as the important files stay in phone.
  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    In situations like this it would be best to contact the developer directly, explain the situation and hope they are understanding. They might be able to give you a direct link, or they could credit your Google account which would make it available when you do get your phone.

    As soon as you register a new device to the same Google account, the device will become an option in the play store.
  6. ronyzmbow

    ronyzmbow Member

    I followed lunatic59 advice and contacted the developer - what a great idea!
    They were very nice and gave me a very simple solution -
    log in into my Google Play account from friend's device and download the application - the application would under my account so I'll be able to use it later.
    Thanks IGO Primo!
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  7. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Keep in mind, doing this, your friend will have access to your email via the gmail app.
  8. ronyzmbow

    ronyzmbow Member

    In this case my friend is my son - no problem!
  9. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Oh okay no worries then :)

    Wasn't sure if you was aware of that or not.
  10. ronyzmbow

    ronyzmbow Member

    Thanks, mate!
  11. ronyzmbow

    ronyzmbow Member

    I have talked with a friend who is willing to do it - but he raises a question / problem -
    When one logs off his Google account and then logs in another Google account it is a bit messy because Google asks you to syncronize all your contacts and data. is it right? Is there a way to avoid it or by-pass it?

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