Questions regarding the market.


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  1. AndroidEd

    AndroidEd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've been reading threads on the forum, regarding the market's availability.

    The Questions:
    Is it true that in some areas, you aren't able to access the market at full potential (Full access) ??
    Is there a way to make it allow us to access all applications? If yes, is there a guide.

    I am asking these prior of getting my HTC Hero, so in whatever circumstances/answers/facts I'm able to know the answer, and not bother myself to ask it later.

    Thanks;
    Eddie aka AndroidEd
     

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  2. Bøygen

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    To answer your questions: Yes and yes.

    Some areas only have access to free apps.
    I don't have the full list in my head, but I have seen it somewhere, perhaps in this forum. I know that this includes Scandinavia, and several other countries.

    To get access you have to Root your phone and install Market Enabler.
    There are several guides on how to do this, and you will most likely find them by a search of this forum, or use Google.
     
  3. AndroidEd

    AndroidEd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for the quick reply.
    I have other questions now, since you answered my previous ones. Does rooting the phone have any side effects, cons, causes lag...?

    Thanks
     
  4. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Some applications are filtered by location too, for example the beebplayer app is only available in the UK.
     
  5. AndroidEd

    AndroidEd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the reply, but I am looking for answers for this question:
    Does rooting cause any bad side effects to the device, make it lag, cons...?

    Thanks again
     
  6. Slug

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    There are lots of threads in the forum regarding rooting and the pros/cons. It can be quite a lively topic. ;)
     
  7. phillevy

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    I've just noticed that Google maps and Google voice search have disappeared from my market - they show on my downloads but not if I search for them - I know there are various market problems, but other apps that cause problems all show up. I'm not sure if this is related to my ROM or a temporary market issue?
     
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    Google Maps may have vanished 'cos the new Maps with Navigation for 1.6 went up on the Market yesterday....
     
  9. phillevy

    phillevy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Slug - can you confirm that you have the same issue as our setups are identical I think?
     
  10. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

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    Yup, no sign of Google Maps for me either.
     
  11. phillevy

    phillevy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate
     
  12. AndroidEd

    AndroidEd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'll see if I can get all apps available, or some of them, I mainly need social networks apps only, for twitter, and facebook.

    Thanks
     
  13. Elpelco

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    Ooh, No Google maps for me either.
     
  14. pulsarman

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    google maps gone for me too! google allow android 1.6 users to have the navigation service but not 1.5 users and us hero users didn't even get 1.6 update but have to wait for 2.0 which will take forever (especially if your on t-mobile uk like me, 2.73 update etc lol):confused:
     
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    AndroidEd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Any news regarding the 2.0 update release date?
     
  16. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Not yet, their last twitter was some time ago telling us they are on it, I'm guessing they just want to spring in out of the blue as a christmas present for us, or at least i hope!
     
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    AndroidEd Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hope so too. It would be awesome!
     
  18. pulsarman

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    A new post on twitter (cant remember who from) said its still not 100% confirmed that carriers of the hero as in t-mob,orange will definately get android 2.0! I hope we do otherwise my brand new g2 touch will be so far out of date already (I read that google are already working on android 2.1 Flan i think its called)
     
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    Its is a little odd that the G1 is more upto date than the hero?
     
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    HTC are reported to be introducing a new phone mid-Dec that features 2.0

    I guess we will see 2.0 for the Hero after this new phone is released, mid-Dec onwards.......
     
  21. Slug

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    Not really. The G1 has been on the market for much longer than the Hero, so has a larger user base. The Hero has only recently hit the N American market, and introducing a major update so soon would lead to confusion, as would releasing it only for selected markets. The G1 also doesn't have the added complication of SenseUI; HTC have to ensure that it works on top of Eclair and that it doesn't break established third-party apps.
     
  22. TheStone

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    Anyone having problems with the Market.

    Lots of stuff missing, now it doesn't seem to be downloading for me.
    It gets to the 'starting download' bit, but no further.
     

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