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Topic # 96107 20-Jan-2012 12:22
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I am in need of some help! 

I have just received an android tablet (says MID on the box and APAD starter on the tablet itself). I am connected to wifi, and can access the internet (when it feels like it) but i cant register in the app store. I was able to download 1 game but then it didnt want to work after that! There is a notification that keeps appearing saying Google Talk authentication failed, which i have tried to find out how to do that but to no avail! I think this maybe whats holding me back from being able to register or sometimes even download things on here. 

Please please help!  

I am not really up to speed with computer terms so if you respond please write clearly what i need to do step by step! lol otherwise i will end up even more confused and frustrated than i already am, i am very close to throwing this thing out lol! :-) 

Thanks  

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  Reply # 571190 20-Jan-2012 12:34
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Where did you buy it from?
- Do you have a web link you could post to the site?

Sounds like you have a unit that whilst running Android, it's not registered to use the Android Market which is not automatically part of the base Android operating system. Only certain devices can use the Android Market.

Also some processors, 3D content, Android version and display resolutions etc are not compatible with certain applications. It all really comes down to what device you have etc.

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  Reply # 571206 20-Jan-2012 13:13
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Sorry to break it to you if you didn't already know but Apads are generally pretty low quality Chinese knock offs, the earlier models were fairly atrocious spec wise and im not sure if they have caught up yet. Check for a third party app market instead of the official one. Some apps just won't work, there maybe ways around it by putting on a custom rom designed for that particular model but this is beyond the average computer user.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 571246 20-Jan-2012 14:21
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I suggest the GBAI solution (Go Buy An Ipad)

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  Reply # 571248 20-Jan-2012 14:26
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iPads are great for people who want something that Just Works, without any hassle. A good brand of Android device, bought from a reputable local source, also works, but it's true that Android can be tricker than iOs.

I find iOs a bit simple these days. I initially found Android a bit confusing, but I really like it now. I have an Asus Transformer.




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  Reply # 571260 20-Jan-2012 14:47
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jonherries: I suggest the GBAI solution (Go Buy An Ipad)

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why as the Ipad can't use the android market either ;), maybe they are made in China as well




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  Reply # 571414 20-Jan-2012 19:29
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jeffnz:
jonherries: I suggest the GBAI solution (Go Buy An Ipad)

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why as the Ipad can't use the android market either ;), maybe they are made in China as well


Ha ha, you tease.

To clear the Google talk error message you may be able to do the following:

Applications -> Manage applications -> Google Services Framework -> Clear data.

It's just something I've read, but may not solve anything.

I have a 'Chinese' Android TV box, but it did come with an old version of Android Market. It has VERY limited access to the market due to the boxes chipset(company that made it)

But I knew all this to start with and have set up system root access and downloaded applications by proxy, one of which was the latest Android Market Application.

I have tried modifying the build.prop and tooled around with a few setting, but nothing has convinced Google I now own an Android Combine Harvester instead of a FV-1 Android TV box. 

There's also a fair chance your WiFi signal strength will be pretty low so to get a connection you may need to be pretty close to the WiFi AP. That said my 802.11n, at VERY low signal levels still maintains a connection at 15metres. Sweet.

One other thing, does you APAD have an Ethernet connection? If it does and you're using WiFi, make sure that Ethernet is shut down. If I have Ethernet plugged in I can't use WiFi. If you have Bluetooth, I'd disable that too. At least until you've got yourself setup.

I read you haven't got to youtube and flash videos yet. Laughing

I'm not sure an Andorid APAD is the best device to start out with. It's not big and it's not smart.

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  Reply # 571753 21-Jan-2012 21:23
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firechick727: I am in need of some help! 

I have just received an android tablet (says MID on the box and APAD starter on the tablet itself). I am connected to wifi, and can access the internet (when it feels like it) but i cant register in the app store. I was able to download 1 game but then it didnt want to work after that! There is a notification that keeps appearing saying Google Talk authentication failed, which i have tried to find out how to do that but to no avail! I think this maybe whats holding me back from being able to register or sometimes even download things on here. 

Please please help!  

I am not really up to speed with computer terms so if you respond please write clearly what i need to do step by step! lol otherwise i will end up even more confused and frustrated than i already am, i am very close to throwing this thing out lol! :-) 

Thanks  


Which version of the apad do you have? There is many of them, and some were quite bad as mentioned before.

I would recommend browsing around on slatedroid here you may find custom roms will help greatly but your mileage will very especially if your not used to updating firmware on devices.


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  Reply # 572926 24-Jan-2012 20:00
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firechick727: I am in need of some help! 

I have just received an android tablet (says MID on the box and APAD starter on the tablet itself). I am connected to wifi, and can access the internet (when it feels like it) but i cant register in the app store. I was able to download 1 game but then it didnt want to work after that! There is a notification that keeps appearing saying Google Talk authentication failed, which i have tried to find out how to do that but to no avail! I think this maybe whats holding me back from being able to register or sometimes even download things on here. 

Please please help!  

I am not really up to speed with computer terms so if you respond please write clearly what i need to do step by step! lol otherwise i will end up even more confused and frustrated than i already am, i am very close to throwing this thing out lol! :-) 

Thanks  


Check out Slatedroid.com. The Android app market issue was solved via a hack about 6 months ago. Basically, you use the Android emulator in the SDK to get a valid Android Market ID, then edit the config files on the Apad to let you use the market. The Apad must be rooted or it can't be done. This isn't hard.

The specific steps for a particular model of the apad will vary...so you'd have to do some homework. 

Another alternative is to clear the "gapps" info and login to the market as though it was the first time...then you can download apps in the single, first session......maybe. It doesn't always work. 

If you have an Android phone you can back up the APK files and 'sideload' them on the tablet by copying them over and installing with something like ES File Explorer or Appmonster. 

You saved a lot of money. Enjoy. But there is some extra trouble for money you saved. :-)  




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  Reply # 572966 24-Jan-2012 21:14
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erm ... sorry to break it but the ipad/apple interface is a lot more idiot proof than the android platform - no hard evidence, probably need to do a grandparents trial to confirm or otherwise

so i'll go with the first suggestion GBAI




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  Reply # 572967 24-Jan-2012 21:15
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ok maybe i'm a bit harsh on android ... let's try this

don't buy chinese clones esp if they appear so cheap, coz they don't work most of the time




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  Reply # 572977 24-Jan-2012 22:10
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joker97: don't buy chinese clones esp if they appear so cheap, coz they don't work most of the time
I think you need to really really do your homework and as mentioned above ensure you understand that you're sacrificing certain aspects by purchasing something that seems very cheap.

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  Reply # 573002 24-Jan-2012 23:57
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timmmay: iPads are great for people who want something that Just Works, without any hassle. A good brand of Android device, bought from a reputable local source, also works, but it's true that Android can be tricker than iOs.

I find iOs a bit simple these days. I initially found Android a bit confusing, but I really like it now. I have an Asus Transformer.



If you get a good quality device, it works, Apple or Android. I have an iPad, but I don't use it much, I use the apps on it.... If you do as I do, either will do as its the apps you use, but if you enjoy dressing it up, tinkering, etc, then clearly Android will give you that in spades. Although admittedly I'm having a bit of fun after the iOS 5 jailbreak, mainly productivity optimising, but may dress it up a tad too, maybe...


My wife is Chinese and is over there now, and I toyed with gettng some toys brought back, but as other Chinese have said, you need to be there to check them out. I hope Linuxluver's advice gets you onto the market. If so, give us a quick review later     

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