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  1. DroidGamers

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    Android Market - love, hate it but we still can't live without it.

    As a marketplace that's supposed to help us find apps and games easily, how effectively does it fulfill your app discovery needs?

    Let's rate the ease of finding apps on a scale of 1 - 10...

    1: very easy to find new and useful apps.
    10: very difficult to find apps that are good.
     

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  2. DroidGamers

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    It's always the same old apps on the Top List, even if I've already installed the app. So I hope that Android Market will give other apps a chance and remove those apps hat the user already has from the list.. that would make the market more dynamic too.
     
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    dislikes -

    1. old download app names sometimes still remain in "My App Library" long after deletion.
    2. app updates aren't immediate and automatic. i have to "check for updates".
    3. 15 minute buy window.

    like -

    everything else.
     
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    I’ve tried AppBrain App Market... it’s somewhat better at recommending apps, but it can’t get around associating with the Market, like having to install Fast Web Installer alongside. I always end up just using the stock market, since I wind up there anyway.
     
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    The 15 minute refund window is too short in my opinion. Very often, when the program won't work properly with your phone, it takes a little more than 15 minutes to figure that out.
     
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    The trial window should be like 24hrs, or require all paid apps to get 15 day trials like Poweramp has.
     
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    The 15 minute window is a pain, but a lot of devs will give you a refund of you contact them within a reasonable time and you uninstall the app.

    Being a tablet owner, the fact there's no "optimized for tablets" section etc. is a bit of a pain. I used my friends iPad and the with the iTunes app, there's a special iPad section. Also, when you go to download an app that isn't the iPad version it will tell you there's a specific version available.
     
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    I have 2.3.6 on my phone, and the latest on my Player. I use the Market on my phone and Appbrain on my Player. If it had an option to have "My Apps" as the default screen, it would be fine. I hate the ads on the new latest Market. Once I root my Player I'll install the old 2.3.6 and be much happier.
     
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    There are 2 things I don't like about it:

    1. 15 min return window. If a game has an additional download after you install it sometimes you can't even try a game or whatever at all before the 15 min is up

    2. I can't rent movies since I root my phones
     
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    I dont find it difficult to use but, the new market is extremely slow and keeps crashing on my htc wildfire.
     
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    I hate that I can't user Paypal to pay for apps. I also hate how you need to have your Wallet account associated with the device in order to buy from the market.
     
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    The fact that Market thinks my wifi only Coby 7024 is a TMobile device. TMO has nothing to do with the tablet.
     
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    Main thing I don't like about the Android Market is that I can't organize the "My Apps" section. Specifically I'd like to either be able to delete apps (that I have no intention of installing ever again) or place them in a Graveyard folder.

    Best feature is being able to surf from my PC and install direct to my phone OTA (I stopped using Appbrain once this was implemented).

    Reasonable add-on I'd like to see most - batch installs. Don't need it often but if I got a new device or have to format my phone would be nice to just click off what I wanted installed from the my apps section and it would do it all in one.

    Perhaps unreasonable add-on I'd like to see - being able to manage apps installed by other markets (like GetJar or Amazon). Be nice if I didn't have to remember where I got the app if I have to reinstall.

    Oh yeah same feelings as everyone else about 15-min refund window.
     
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    Like everyone else said, the 15 min return policy is what I hate.

    What I love, is being able to access the market with a web browser from my PC, and have it install Apps on my phone or tablet instantly just by clicking with my mouse on the web page's "Install" button.
     
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    15 minutes return Window is too short. Maybe one hour at least.

    A better way is needed to filter through 400,000 apps. The new Staff Picks helps.
     
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    I like everything, except the fact that sometimes there are like updateable apps, but a few of them won't join the "update all" group, and you have to update them manually.

    Why is that anyway?
     
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    Generally, that means the apps permission has changed. In those instances, you get to choose whether or not you update based on the new permission requirements.
     
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    Oh, I see.

    Thanks for clearing this up.
     
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    NP's. :)

    It's slightly annoying, but it's ultimately a good thing.
     
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    It would be nice to be able to look for new apps ... a sort by date added option.
     

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