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  1. GoogleNexus

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    Recently I found out my favorite game wasn't compatible with my 5X, while it was with an older outdated phone. I contacted their support email. This was their response:

    So it seems they didn't mark the 5x as incompatible, it was done automatically.

    This scares me, as a lot of apps might have this problem, while they actually are very compatible. Have you guys got familiar issues with incompatible apps?
     

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    I haven't come across this issue. I thought the App store automatically filtered apps to only show things that are compatible - did you get the game from a different source?

    Looks like the developer is going to fix the issue, though. May be worth pointing out to him that you have a 5X not a 6P, of course ;)
     
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    I think this may be similar with the Redbox app. No clue why the 5X can't support it but the 5 does.
     
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    That sounds more like the developers goofed when creating the manifest rather than Google "automatically ruling it out". The Play Store only enforces the App Manifest created by the developers, where they specify which devices, hardware specs, resolutions, etc, their app will work on.
     
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    It's perfectly safe,I do this with Bejeweled2,gotta get it from Amazon,it's been years since the Google Play Store version was compatible w/any of my phones,or tablets:
    The Google Play version won't even show up on an app search,unless you use desktop,or,the app My Paid Apps,that shows when you purchased apps from Google.

    EDIT:IDK about method #1,I only trust Amazon & Apk Mirror (.com) & on occasion F-Droid,outside of the Google Play Store.
     
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