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Tablet can't see apps that my HTC Desire can?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by spooky_b329, May 8, 2012.

  1. spooky_b329

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    I have a two year old Desire. Instead of upgrading, I treated myself to a budget Android tablet running ICS 4.0

    I have the paid version of Shazam on my phone, and its visible in the Play store, but on the tablet it only brings up a couple of related add-on apps by other developers, and not the Shazam app itself.

    Is the Play store clever enough to filter out stuff that won't work on tablets/various versions of Android? I tried to install an app on the Desire and it popped up a warning saying it was not compatible with my version of Android, so I had assumed the same would happen on the tablet.

    Any tips?

    Its a Sumvision Cyclone Astro tablet if it makes any difference, the phone is a stock HTC Desire running Android 2.2.2
     

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    The Play store does indeed check the compatibility of apps with the device you wish to install them on. I can't say about this particular case, but it's quite possible that's the problem.
     
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    thanks for the reply.

    Will have to hope the app gets updated...
     
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    I can't hurt to email the dev. They may have to do something on their side that is very simple in order to make it show up for your device.
     
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    Bring it up on a computer web browser. It will tell you if it's not considered compatible with your tablet.
     

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