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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by spl4000, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. spl4000

    spl4000 Newbie
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    I saw in some comment section someone wanted to continue one game but that game couldn't be on that person's brand new tablet. On Google play it said "your device isn't compatible with this version". Is there a website that tells you what games can be on what tablet or phone? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    There are millions of apps and thousands of different devices. So while it might be possible to check a particular app and particular device a comprehensive list isn't going to be practical.

    The thing is there can be many reasons for incompatibility. If the game is old and has not been updated it may not work on a newer OS version (it will depend on exactly which features of the obsolete API it relied on: some apps will work fine after not being updated since 2010, others may not after just a couple of years). Occasionally you get one that relies on particular hardware (e.g. a particular gpu series), but that's unusual. You also sometimes get issues where an app would work perfectly well but the developer has been silly in how they describe its compatibility in the Play Store listing and so the Play Store believes it is incompatible.
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Hadron's answer is correct, spot on.
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