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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by JnEricsonx, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. JnEricsonx

    JnEricsonx Android Enthusiast
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    I have the Note 2, and if I can pull my decision making powers together, I'll have a tablet sometime in the next week or two. Is it ok to run/use paid Googleplay/AMazon apps on two devices associated with one account at once?
     



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  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Yes it is. I just sign into my google account on any of my devices.
    My S3--my everyday device....my HTC Evo (deactivated)...and my Kindle (rooted, on wifi).
    I can use any of my apps on any of those devices, paid and free:)

    Edit: moved to the Android Lounge ;)
     
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  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Yes. Just use the same account on both devices. It's set that way so you only pay once for the app on all devices with your account.
     
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  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Im not a gamer but im guessing game/app data/progress isnt gona sync between the two devices so its gona be like starting from scratch on the tab(?) Or can game data be transferred without root?
    (Im also gettin my 1st tab in the next few days)
     
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  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Hmm, good thinking there funky:) I don't play games that much either and I suppose if the game progress is stored on one device, it will be like you said, starting from scratch on the other device. :hmmmm:
    I can only guess.
    Unless some game progress is stored in the cloud?
     
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  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah i think some are. On others i think the data is stored locally as ogg(?) files but i have no idea where abouts they live or if theyre accessible without root. Would be nice if they were and you could just copy the file onto the new device :beer:
     
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  7. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    Not too much of a gamer myself, however, I am able to play "The Simpsons Tapped Out" at the current saved level on all 3 of my phones when I sign in, so they must sync it from the cloud, I would guess.
     
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  8. expertagent

    expertagent Lurker

    All the games are not synced. You'll have to start from scratch on some and you can continue playing for other games.
     
  9. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    app and game data don't sync between devices. They will if cloud storage is offered like Damewolf has confirmed for her one game. Not being rooted you could try Helium out and see if that will allow you to copy game data from one device to another. I'm not sure how well that will work or not.
     
  10. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Keep in mind there are a handful of apps that are tablet optimized, so you may need to pay for the different versions. Swiftkey comes to mind.
     
  11. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Swiftkey actually has abandoned the Swiftkey Tablet and merged it into the new version creating only one Swiftkey app for both tablets and phones.

    Anyway, all Gameloft games I think save game progress, as well as Com2US games and Gamevil Games.
     
  12. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert


    Yes, I can't remember but I think you can register with at least five devices.

    When you reach a limit it will let you know so you can edit the list of devices, don't worry about it.

    Some games sync online or offer cloud saving.

    Not all offer this, however more are due to Google Play Services. With games that don't sync you still have to use apps like Titanium Backup to save your progress.
     
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