Why can't I install paid apps on my android phone?

Posted on 2011-05-07
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Dear Experts,
I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Fit and wanted to start loading some paid applications on to it like "Calorie Counter Pro".

However when I try to buy it, I click on my device in a drop down list and the Web site tells me that it cannot be installed on my device (which according to settings is running Android version 2.2.1).

I cannot seem to see anywhere how I can find the version of android required by my app.

Originally I thought I was getting discrimination because I'm in the Philippines, but even when I run a proxy server that makes me appear in the USA (I can see that this is working because the prices come up in dollars) I still don't get the option to buy any paid apps.

What's the solution.
Best Wishes,

Phil T.
Question by:PTRUSCOTT
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    Accepted Solution

    Even with the correct version of the android OS your device is probably not being supported by the developer.  Some apps only will be available for certain phones/tablets and certain carriers.

    I would recommend you contact the developer to see if they will be supporting the Galaxy Fit.  There should be a link to the developers website from the android marketplace.

    The alternative if your device is not supported is to obtain the apk and install it directly.  Typically you would search for the apk file for a free app or try and contact the developer of a paid app to get the apk.  But you have to understand that the app may not work correctly or display adequately on your device.

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