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Old 10-30-2011, 12:26 PM   #16
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It's not a matter of a goggle account. The "real" Market is closed source and Kobo chose not to do a license agreement for it.
ThatGoogle e Account is also needed for real Gmail support, or syncing Calendar or other features to Google Cloud, and is missing here. you can't set it up, period, and that does bother me a bit. Looking for a source which says Kobo chose not to license it, thuogh. Official source, that is.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:24 PM   #17
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When asked to pick a browser, check the box at the bottom of the dialog box BEFORE selecting a browser. The Kobo customizations means the white background hides the 'set as default application' text beside the Checkbox.
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Anyone got a download link to the Opera browser? I have an opera account but it always says that there is no registered phone. I have astro
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:54 PM   #19
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Go to m.opera.com and it should offer a Direct Download link. That's how I got the APK. The first one will be for the Market version, so skip that one.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:24 AM   #20
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I found a lot of the free apps I was looking for here: http://www.freewarelovers.com/android This includes Opera, Drop Box, Tweet Deck, Kindle, WinAmp, Astro file manager.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:40 PM   #21
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I found a lot of the free apps I was looking for here: http://www.freewarelovers.com/android This includes Opera, Drop Box, Tweet Deck, Kindle, WinAmp, Astro file manager.
How did you installtweetdeck? Found it on the website but when i download and press install it runs and then say application not installed?
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:06 PM   #22
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I installed it from dropbox.

The process I followed was that I used the installed browser, navigated to dropbox, signed in with my dropbox account and downloaded and installed the dropbox app from there. I then use my computer and saved the other apps into my dropbox file (My Dropbox). If you do this, when you press an apk from within dropbox on your Vox, it will start the install process.

The first app I installed, btw, after dropbox was the Opera browser, it has made the Vox so much more usable, IMO.

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Old 11-07-2011, 11:50 PM   #23
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where do I get opera mobile browser?
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:01 AM   #24
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Go to m.opera.com and it should offer a Direct Download link. That's how I got the APK. The first one will be for the Market version, so skip that one.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:44 AM   #25
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as pointed out by taming, http://www.freewarelovers.com/android has a pretty extensive library of apps. I was able to find most of the apps I was looking for through their search.
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When I search for an app, I often put the what I am looking for and the word apk in my browser search bar, if I know the entire apk file name, I search on that. So, for example, I might search on Dolphin apk or DolphinBrowser.apk. Generally you will find a slew of sources. It is then your job to figure out if the source is reliable enough to use.

freewarelovers does have a whole lot of apps, so does apktop.com. Some folks think that apktop is pretty sketchy.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:53 PM   #27
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freewarelovers does have a whole lot of apps, so does apktop.com. Some folks think that apktop is pretty sketchy.
When the first page has titles like "cracked" and "FULL" version describing program titles.. you get the impression that it's sketchy, yes.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:23 PM   #29
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Where can I download apps like Kindle for my Kobo Vox? I can't seem to do it on either their app store or the android market?


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I was thinking people should start sharing which apps they have found work great on the Vox - I'll update this post as often as i can, but keep checking the newest replies if you want all suggestions.

Aldiko (ebook organiser) - A lot of people talking this one up, still have to try it myself.

Angry Birds - A classic that actually runs fine on the Vox, not as smooth as on some other tablets but very playable without problems.

Scrabble (pre installed) - Had to mention this, its fun and a good game to play when you are two persons travelling for example.

Dropbox - works great makes it easy to access your files on the go

(Suggested by user friktion)

Dolphin browser - the other browser Kobo is set up with crashed a few times. And yes, an A++ for Aldiko. (comment from JD Gumpy - I wouldn't recommend Dolphin HD any more - it's been caught harvesting URLs.)

The Kindle app, too. Works well, even downloads your "cloud" books.

ASTRO File Manager - See friktion's post further down on page 1

by sensualpoet

TuneIn Radio Pro - free at kobo.getjar.com and it's a pretty good radio finder / player that works without a hitch.

Opera Mobile Browser - (11.5.1 is current). It shows how powerful the hardware actually is, delivering good quality video in standard web pages. BBC News, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera all look incredible with it.
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