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jw14211
Posts: 97

PLAY STORE FLAW WITH THRIVE

When I want to download stuff off the Google Play Store, it says it not compatible with my Thrive, HOWEVER, as I find other means of getting what I want to download, I find that things work quite well on my Thrive.
SHADOWGUN THD, WORKS PERFECTLY ON THE TOSHIBA THRIVE,,, so why does Google Play say it don't?

J. W. CARTER
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mpop
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Re: PLAY STORE FLAW WITH THRIVE

It might not be a bug.  In the app I did, I have used the android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE permission (this is because it is an audio playing app, and I turn off the audio if you get a call or make a call) well when I put it on the store, that permission told play that the app needed the device to be a android.hardware.telephony device.  Well I had to add a special option to my app so that tablets could see it (as I really did not care about the telephone in this case) 

 

So the fact could be that the app uses a permission that causes the play store to see it as needing a service the thrive can not provide.  I learned this when I went to try to install the app on my thrive and it told me (using a direct link on the thrive) my device id not have phone call ability and the app required it.

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mcarver2000
Posts: 268

Re: PLAY STORE FLAW WITH THRIVE

The reason Shadowgun THD is listed as not for the THRiVE is that this particular app is stated as "Only for NVIDIA Tegra 3 Powered Devices".  The THRiVE is a Tegra 2 device.  The compatiability seen in the Play Store is controlled by the developer.  I would hazard to guess it may work on the THRiVE, but not with the full detail/features that work on a Tegra 3 device.

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jw14211
Posts: 97

Re: PLAY STORE FLAW WITH THRIVE

I have shadowgun on my thrive, but I think it's not the hd one.
Funny thing though, I bet all those apps can work on the thrive, just not at full feature.
It may just be a ploy to get more money spent on new devices, who knows?
I have installed games on my Thrive, that the app store says it won't run on, and yet they do.

Try a third party app store or share system.
Or do like I, and wait to get the Nexus 10 or any other tablet,, the thrive might be dead.

J. W. CARTER