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Old 04-29-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Archos 5 tablet Android Market hack being reported on



Looks like a lot of sites started reporting that Archos and Google had allowed tablet manufacturers into the closed Google Market. They have not it is a hack that gets you past the whitelist.
Old 05-26-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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Just read. Dell Streak will have access tot Android Market. Is there hope for the Edge?
Old 05-27-2010, 11:22 AM   #3
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Oddly enough the Dell Streak is also a phone. (Reuters) - Dell Inc said its Streak tablet computer can double as a mobile phone and will have a front-facing camera for videoconferencing -- features it hopes will help the new gadget compete against Apple Inc's iPad.
Old 05-27-2010, 03:06 PM   #4
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Sorry if this has been discussed before (I'm still relatively new to these forums), but has Google ever explained why it limited access of non-phones to its app store in the first place? I would think that expanding the userbase of its relatively nascent app store and OS would be in its interest (as well as the developers of applications). Is the concern that the lack of cell capabilities somehow makes piracy easier? I can't imagine that it's a technical limitation for most non-telephonic dependent apps.

I expect Apple to be arbitrary and unreasonable with respect to how its customers choose to use their products. But I thought that Google endeavored to be more relaxed with these sorts of restrictions and more accommodating of innovation.
Old 05-27-2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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I think it has to do with the apps and compatibility. Different systems have access to different apps. Then again, maybe they are just waiting until they launch the rumored Google android tablet.

Last edited by cheyennedonna; 05-27-2010 at 06:06 PM.
Old 09-03-2010, 06:27 PM   #6
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Has anyone tried this on the edge yet? Is there any reason why I shouldn't?

(After looking for Picasa Tools for hours unsuccessfully outside of the market...)
Old 09-03-2010, 06:29 PM   #7
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I can't think of any reason not to. Not sure if it'll work on the eDGe given it's advertised for the Archos, but that may just be because the author happened to have an Archos and didn't test it on anything else.
Old 09-03-2010, 06:32 PM   #8
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Well, if I have implicit borisb approval to experiment, then here goes nothing!
Old 09-03-2010, 06:40 PM   #9
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I'm assuming it won't brick or mess up the eDGe, as developers like robot and jcase seem to imply it's a common and harmless type of patch

Personally, I'm of the age where I go with what's "official" and "safe", and if Google hasn't made the Market accessible, then I'm prepared to do without until they make it available. I'm actually doing just fine in finding free apps through third party markets. I don't know exactly how the patch works, and whether it touches core system files that perhaps enTourage have themselves customized.

Last edited by borisb; 09-03-2010 at 06:42 PM.
Old 09-03-2010, 06:44 PM   #10
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No bricking or crashing... but I did get to the Install Google Apps vs. Remove Google Apps step, and it said "Installation Failed."
Old 10-14-2010, 01:13 PM   #11
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the app itself installed, but when attempting to install the google apps, it sais that it's only for eclair.

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