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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Talyn, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Talyn

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    I hope its not just me. But there has to be an update for google maps by now.

    We are at 3.1.2 i think.

    When i search for google maps in the market, i get everything but google maps.

    I was trying to get infinity web browser as well, and this never shows up for me. But it is in the market.
    Just as google's websight says that google maps is on the market, and they dont offer a download.

    So, is sprint/samsung blocking stuff in the market? do we have our own speical market or something? I'm not seeing to many apps that say "must have root access" either.
     

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    They block updates that are not compatible with your phone. You should have the stock google maps on your phone, and you are stuck with it until Samsung updates the Moment with a new firmware.
     
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    It is also missing 'Google Goggles'
    I am pretty sure (though I have not confirmed) that there is a type of auto-filter on the android market based on the version OS you are running. Some apps are simple enough to work on all android devices, some apps are specific to those at 1.5 or below, and some are version specific to 2.0 or 1.6 or whatever. What you are looking for may only be compatible with versions over 1.5, and because of the filter the market doesn't reveal those. This helps to establish less risk in accidentally DLing something that either doesn't work, or bricks your phone.
     
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    New Google Maps for Android adds Lab features – Android and Me

    Check this just above Gallery on the page.
    Note: The latest Google Maps is only available for devices with Android 1.6 and above. Keep contacting your carrier and requesting they update the software on your phone.

    Samsung Moment is stuck with Android 1.5.
     
  5. Talyn

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    Wow, coulda fooled me with the market that only displays things compatible with my phone.
    All those "droid only" stuff that wont work on our phone, and the 2.0 only stuff.
    And 1.6 only stuff that dont work on our phone.

    Boy oh boy.
    What a PITA, gj samsung/sprint.
     
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    ??? I am pretty sure it is up to the developer posting the apps to specify to which platform the app applies. So you can blame them for posting an app under all platforms, when it should only be posted under 2.0, and then more specifically labeled for Droid only.
    How is Sprint/Samsung supposed to control the market? And how is the market supposed to control someone else mislabeling the application platform?
     

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