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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by madmurdoch, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. madmurdoch

    madmurdoch Well-Known Member
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    What is this supposed to do? Just leaves a big green box on my screen which opens Market when pressed...

    ie. pointless.
     

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  2. JDwan

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    I think you answered your own question.....
     
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  3. madmurdoch

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    Possibly, but a widget isn't designed simply to open up an app, they are meant to add a little bit extra. A simple shortcut would do this.

    My experiment is to keep it open until one of my apps is due an update as I think maybe it might give me a 'heads up' for updates as the 'widget service' ??

    If not it's going into the bin.

    Surprised it's not been covered anywhere on the web or any android forum. Not even Google Android pages have anything.

    :thinking:
     
  4. rosered

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    Where did you get it from? Cos I couldn't find it on my phone!?
     
  5. madmurdoch

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    I just did a simple long press on the main screen and it's in the widgets list.
     
  6. rosered

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    Just found it, don't know why I couldn't see it before. I have a couple of updates if you open up the market app but just got the big ole green box doing nothing on my screen. I will leave it and see what happens!
     
  7. madmurdoch

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    I think we will be testing nothing :D
     
  8. rosered

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    But I just have to get to the bottom of things even if the bottom is what we suspect... a big ole heap of nothing!
     
  9. Shonan

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    i was thinking the same, thought maybe it helped with the automatic install off up dates maybe ?
     
  10. nb_mitch

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    I just deleted it from my home page along with everything else :D I am use AppBrain for updates.
     
  11. rosered

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    I now have an empty green box and the little icon in the notification bar saying I have updates. Think it's about to bite the dust!
     
  12. Shooter65

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    How did you delete it? Every time I try to move it to the garbage, it just bounces back to the homepage.
     
  13. rosered

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    You have posted this on the Sony Ericsson Xperia forum, perhaps it is different on your device?

    Samsung Intercept (Sprint) - Android Forums

    There is also a forum for the Intercept on Virgin too.

    Might be worth a look over there to see if it is any different.
     
  14. Rayden1981

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    For me it is showing some featured Apps in the Widget, the same you have when you open up the Market App in the bottom...
     
  15. KTP

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    yeah thats what it does, it shows featured apps.
    if you click the top of the widget you get taken to the market place.
    if you click the featured app you get taken to that page in the marketplace where you can read more on it or download it if you wish.
     
  16. rnnpama77

    rnnpama77 New Member
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    idont have an application of android market in my device x10i, and i can't make an account onandroid market because you have to order it....anyone can help me?how to order an account?
     
  17. rnnpama77

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    i was registerd already using my google account butstillmy device won't recognize in the market
     
  18. rosered

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