Buying Android Apps

  QuizMan 14 Apr 12
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I am a newcomer to Android on a Samsung Galaxy Ace and want to install a paid for App. I have successfully installed free apps without a problem but there is one that I wish to pay for.

When I try to do so I get an error message saying "Sorry purchasing is not available for this account". I have a Google gmail account and am logged into it. What else do I need to do please?

  morddwyd 14 Apr 12

I think you have to set up a Google Checkout account (like PayPal) from within your Google (mail) account.

Once it's up and running it's very simple.

  QuizMan 14 Apr 12

morddwyd - many thanks. At the moment I cannot find a Google Checkout screen. I have Google Wallet with a debit card set up for payment which I thought should be enough.

I am beginning to wonder if it is because I have 2 g-mail accounts set up on my phone, one is ordinary gmail, the other is @sky.co which operates through gmail. I want to delete the latter and set it up as pop e-mail instead because that may be causing confusion, but the phone is not letting me do that. I may have to resort to a factory reset and start again. That's not a major issue because it is only a couple of weeks old and so there is not much to restore manually.

  morddwyd 14 Apr 12

Google Checkout is supposed to be part of Google Wallet, which as you say should be enough.

  QuizMan 14 Apr 12
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morddwyd, thanks again for your input.

I carried out a reset and now have 1 gmail account and a POP email. That seems to have done the trick and I can now purchase away to my hearts content.

  morddwyd 15 Apr 12

Don't go too mad!

  tonymqqq 17 Apr 12

Maybe you should get another email address to continue. I can run all my phone apps on my android tablet pcfrom ESPOW,China. So it takes up full screen which is fine since there is a button which shows the most recent apps so its very easy to switch apps running in the background. I think Flash is still very important in the tablet form factor since web browsing is the most important thing u do with tablets and u wont get a full experience not having flash.

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