Posts Tagged ‘Market’

Firefox 14 lacks Android 3.x HoneyComb support

June 28, 2012

Mozilla just launched Firefox 14 for Android and I was eager to discover if the latest version was any good.

Unfortunately, unlike what’s written in the system requirements webpage, Firefox 14 is in fact not available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 running Android 3.2 as you can see in the picture below.

This might be related to what some people call “the Android fragmentation”, but it’s really unfortunate that a less than one year old Android tablet is not able to run the latest software like Google’s own Chrome browser…

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Another Android Market issue

November 11, 2011

After complaining in September about not receiving the Android Market automatic update to the 3.x version, in late October I finally received Android Market 3.1.5.

The new Android Market 3.x is noticeably slower in my Galaxy S compared to the previous 2.x versions, but I convinced myself it didn’t deserve a rant.

Today I received another automatic update of the Android Market app, this time to the 3.3.11 version.

I didn’t notice much difference from the previous version except one really annoying thing: I cannot install apps anymore!

Every time I try to install something I just get the message pictured above that says that an error has occurred while trying to download the app because there is not enough space available on the device memory.

The thing is that, as you can see below, I have plenty of space, I have gigabytes of free memory so this is clearly and unfortunately just another Android bug…

Where is the Android Market update?

September 10, 2011

One of the cool Android features is the ability Google has to push the Android Market updates directly to the devices without requiring any user interaction.

Google announced back in July a completely revamped Android Market and it was said this update would rollout in the following weeks to the devices around the world.

The not so cool thing is that more than 2 months after the original announcement I still have the 2.3.6 version of the Android Market as you can see in the picture.

I asked other Android users and found out that none of them actually received the Android Market update, so they also have version 2.x instead of the fresher 3.x.

After some internet research I realized that most impatient users have installed the update by downloading it manually from some websites, but I personally prefer to trust the automatic update from Google rather than downloading it from some shady source.

I really don’t get why Google is taking so much time to rollout this update to everyone, they probably should offer a manual “search for updates” button to force it to update. I would also like to have the option to disable the automatic update feature.