Sprint android market apps 2012


The Android Market has been Google’s content store for apps since 2008, and more recently for books, movies, and music as well. Now, all that has changed with the announcement that the Android Market was being retired, and in its place users will get Google Play. This new brand will be much like the old Android Market, but it marks a change in the way Google talks about content.Before we can decide how this will affect users, we have to sort out what is changing. From now on, going to the old Android Market web store will redirect to Google Play. This site looks an awful lot like the Android Market, but with a different coat of paint, and a few rearranged design elements. This page will still link you to the sub-categories of content: apps, music, movies, and books.On the phone, that friendly little Android shopping bag icon is about to be replaced with the hard-edged triangular Google Play icon and branding. The app has not been demoed in its entirety, but like the desktop site, we wouldn’t expect any drastic changes in functionality, though design might be a little different. The Android Market app will be updated on all phones running Android 2.2 or higher in the coming days. Android Market updates happen in the background, so at some point you will open the Market, and it will be Play.The new content portal will just be called Google Play, but the associated services are getting a refresh, too. Updates to some core apps are already available in the Android Market on phones; the Market’s last gasp, really. The naming is a little awkward with Music becoming Google Play Music and Books becoming (confusingly) Google Play Books. These updates don’t change any functionality, just the name.
When you look past all the name changes, the new icons, and UI alterations, this is really just a substitution of one brand for another. The feature set that made the Android Market a compelling, and sometimes rough experience will still be intact. We can, however, see some users getting quite confused when the Market app on their phone ceases to be the Market, and all those Android Market links on the web turn into Google Play links.

I took my phone into a Sprint store to have the touchscreen looked at. The last thing I mentioned to the representative was to NOT reset the phone. I go to pick it up, and the representative tells me that the phone was reset before they could tell the technician not to do it. According to the manager of the Sprint store where I had my phone serviced, all I have to do is log into my Gmail account and I would see a history of all the apps that I have installed. The manager also indicated that I could also do a search for how to restore the apps, and that there would be a particular link that would have step by step instructions. I’d like to think that I am somewhat knowledgeable about the Android system in terms of how apps are saved (or not saved), and I mentioned to the manager that the only apps which would be saved when I go to the Android market on my phone and select “My Apps” would be the paid apps. The manager told me that was not correct, and that everything would be saved.I’ve already looked in Gmail and of course there is nothing about applications in there. I’ve searched Google and have confirmed that what I told the manager was correct — free apps are not saved.
So, I thought I would check here and see if there is anything that I can do to get my apps back.
I didn’t even get to write down what I had installed before leaving the phone for service. I guess it wasn’t explicit enough to say DO NOT reset the phone.Once your “Market” is upgraded to the latest version “Play Store” you can hit the menu button, go to “My Apps” and the first screen that comes up shows your installed apps. If you swipe to the right it will show all apps. This will be any app you have ever installed on any phone through that Google account.Or you can do the computer method mentioned above too…which is actually much faster I’ve found.Yes, it doesn’t know what was actually installed on the phone, it just knows it was installed at some point. My account shows all the apps I had installed on my previous phone (Moment) as well. There is a app backup feature built into Android…but for whatever reason Samsung didn’t include it on the Epic or the Moment. It backs up installed apps, app data and wifi config. No idea why Samsung wouldn’t want to leave that feature available. With that feature all you have to do is sign into your google account and it starts downloading everything automatically that was last on your phone when it was backed up.

I’m SOOO irritated! Just bought a Samsung Galaxy s3 over the weekend and was really excited to download some new ringers… Only to be disappointed in the end.. I spent $2.50 ea on two ringers (one of which I had to download twice and still a no go) only to be charged a total of $7.50 for two ringers I can’t use! I went to the “My Library” portion of the app to see my ringers (because they weren’t showing up in my phone’s ringtone selections after download) found them there, clicked Preview then to my surprise an error code popped up. “Sorry, the track could not be played. Please try again later. 2 (29999)” I tried downloading again to get the message that I already bought it and to try downloading again. Did that, and guess what…. Download Unsuccessful. I tried opening the ringers from my downloads and yet again, they cannot be opened. I don’t think I’ll ever buy another ringtone from this app. Looks like I’ll continue to buy them on Itunes and trim them with a FREE ringtone trimmer. At least I know it’s a much cheaper option.. So I guess… Thanks for saving me some money in the future. At least I can thank you for that!

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