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Polaroid 8" Tablet - Google Play?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by magicmatt, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. magicmatt

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    I picked up the Polaroid 8" tablet from Walgreens, and for the price it is in my opinion, a pretty decent tablet.

    The only issue I have is, there is no Google Play. The button on the home screen to install a third party app market doesn't even work.

    Has anyone been able to get Google Play to work on one of these tablets? I tried instructions I found for the 7 inch tablet, but they don't seem to work.
     

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    I had tried doing that, but it says the app is installed/will be sent but they are nowhere to be found on the tablet.
     
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    I have a Polaroid 10.1 PMID1000B which does not have the app store. According to Polaroid they didn't purchase rights to Google.

    The workaround i've found is to install apks for each separate app. So far GoogleMaps and DISH Remote Access app have worked which is about all I really need. They said Google Play Store will not work. After installing the Play Store and opening it up, it crashes immediately. But if you install each app separately it will work (PlayStore is the exception).

    They also have a link to install an Amazon Store (which requires a credit card), there are other stores but none compare to the Play Store [​IMG]
     
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    This is what you get when you buy a cheap tablet.....
     
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    WaxyChicken tried this LINK and it worked. I'm not sure if it will work on the 8" and the 10.1" but I'm trying it when I get home. Great quote btw, completely useless and makes us aware of your lack of knowledge, thank you MH.
     
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    I have a polaroid PMID1000b. Am having trouble connecting to the wifi. Anyone else have this problem, and how did you fix it? Thanks. :smokingsomb:
     
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    Need more details as to what steps you have taken or any errors you are getting. What type of network are you trying to connect to?
     
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    Sure the WiFi issues are down to the fact that the PMID1000b is a budget tablet of unknown Chinese manufacture. Fluky and faulty WiFi is often an issue with these due to poor quality. Generally there's not a lot you can do about it, except getting an RMA and returning it for a refund. You could try resetting the router, power it off for about a minute. that can sometimes solve connectivity issues.
     

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