Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by thahim, Jul 30, 2013.
I am unable to use PS today is there any problem with others too?
7:00am Eastern Standard Time ... it is operating for me.
Many people in my country are facing this issue. i have discussed it on a local forum.
There's being ongoing issues with Play all week now apparently. Seems to be ok in China now though.
i am sorry but i LOLd at the title. Play Store has always been the most buggy app on Android. i am surprised Google would rather change the UI to all cards and pastel crap when they should be trying to fix issues that have been present since day one (the RPC:5-AEC:0 download bug, crashing, no connection-retry, cannot be downloaded due to an error, etc)
Yeh.. I've had no connection-retry and cannot be downloaded due to an error, quite a few times in the last week or so. No crashing though. Although it seems to be OK for me in the last couple of days.
However it seem to be getting a lot of "This app is not compatible with your device.". lately This is on free apps that should work, the phone is a Samsung with Jellybean...not some obscure off- brand thing. And I'm also getting a lot of "This app is not available in your country."..again this is free apps, and often it's just some casual game, and not anything country specific like Netflix.
Pakistan right? Do you know if Google is being blocked or censored, or if they restrict their services in your country? Like free apps only on Play, search is unavailable or is redirected, YouTube is blocked, Google Docs is monitored and censored, etc.
This is why I wouldn't want to be dependant on the cloud for anything. Because if there is a problem due to outages, censoring, upgrades, restrictions, connectivity, etc, I wouldn't be able to get at my stuff.
Oh yes that uber annoying compatibility checker. It has always been wrong since the day they added it and I wish they would remove it. They tried to make it look like my Nexus 10 wasn't compatible with a game. A Nexus 10! Why they can't simply add a "download anyway" feature escapes me
I have discovered that some apps that list as ok end up not working for whatever reason but isn't ever shown as incompatible. In my view I believe the Android Package Manager itself is the best judge of whether or not an app will install or not, not Google Play
Nick, you're getting not compatible with a Google reference device.. that doesn't really surprise me. Because I know things have been rather funky recently. In the last couple of days Play now seems to think I'm using a Hong Kong carrier...PCCW.
The phone was bought in HK, and was using PCCW at the time. But that was six weeks ago now. And all times since it's shown my current carrier, China Mobile.
Seems there's quite a few outstanding issues(features) that Google needs to fix with Play.
Issues keep on comong and going in pakistan too. I dont know why?
I have yet to have any major issues with Play Store, it's been one of the best apps for me. I had one issue last year where it wouldn't download over 3G and that was just an issue specific to my country which Google solved in a few days. Try contacting Google to see what's going on.
i think this thread was created when the infamous 'Package File Invalid' issue was going on. it caused the Play Store to crash outright at times as well during that mess.