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Discussion in 'Community' started by Jedi Master Kenobiwan, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I just got a new phone yesterday. It's a Samsung Galaxy Ace. And I want to install some apps to my new phone, but if I install them from the phone it'll cost me a lot of money because of the GPRS. So insted of doing that I decided to install the app from my PC and then send it from my PC over to my phone, and here comes the problem: I don't know how to do it!

    Can any of you help me? If you can, I'll be really grateful.
     
  2. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Can you plug your phone into your PC and pull up the Google Play store from there? It seems that it should give you the option to install apps that way.

    Beyond that I'm not familiar enough with Android to be much help. Hopefully someone else here has more than I do.
     
  3. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Thank you for your suggestion, but I don't know how to do that either. :D
     
  4. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just plug it into your computer and go to play.google.com in the web browser.
     
  5. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    You don't have WiFi?
     
  6. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah, if you don't want to pay for data it's easier just to connect to your (a) wi-fi network.
     
  7. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I have Sprint with unlimited data for my iPhone and I still don't try to download any apps or pictures unless I'm on a Wi-Fi connection. It takes too long on 3G.
     
  8. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I think what you're asking about is the kind of hand-holding done by iTunes, only in Android format? As in, you could go to iTunes store, DL an app, and then sync to your phone - how do you do it for Android?

    Try Boba's suggestion. Though connecting to Google Play over WiFi on the phone's just as easy.
     
  9. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'll try with WiFi.
     
  10. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I have done that, but the apps doesn't appeare on my phone.
     
  11. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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  12. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This is getting weirder and weirder. :p
     
  13. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    I have had explorer.exe crash when trying to copy .mkv files over. I thought it was the tablet, turns out it's just Windows. I <3 you, Android.
     
  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Wait, what? Why would an .mkv file cause a crash?
     
  15. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Something to do with the format and DivX codecs. I would just point to it being Russian as the reason. Russians haven't made anything decent since the AK47.
     
  16. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Weird. Never had a problem with mkv-its superior sound and image wise, or at least can be.
     
  17. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah it's not unusual according to the forums I've been reading. And yes, MKV is actually a great format despite being Russian.
     
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  18. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My advice is to return it and get an iMac or macbook.
     
  19. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Yes, he should exchange his phone for a computer.
     
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  20. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I guess its all the eastern European experience with spam emails.