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Old 01-08-2012, 05:20 AM
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Wink Upgrade SMP 5.0 OS & free Apps ?

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two questions:

-is there any update for SMP 5.0 OS from the current Gingerbread version (2.3.5)? If so, can it be easily updated?

-any website from where i can get free apps specifically for SMP 5.0. I've searched andriod market site but it doesn't have any specific section for this.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:15 AM
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No, currently the SGP runs on Gingerbread, and in the marketplace, there is a free section for apps.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:49 AM
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^ yes, but i can't find any specific section for SMP or Gingerbread on the site. any idea how to do that.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:22 AM
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You don't need a specific section, if it's free and it's there it will install on the 5.0. If it's not compatible it either won't be there or will tell you once you click on it. You can also get free apps at Amazon.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:55 AM
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^ thanks. one more question as i was going around the site today, i could not download the apps on my laptop. is there any restriction that it would only download on an andriod device?
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:42 PM
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^ thanks. one more question as i was going around the site today, i could not download the apps on my laptop. is there any restriction that it would only download on an andriod device?
That is pretty much how Google's Android Market works. It picks up the devices you have linked to your account and then lets you choose the one you want to install the app to. You are however not limited to using the Android Market or any other app store in particular. You are free to install [at your own risk] .apk files from any source.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:47 PM
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^ hmm why do you say "at your own risk", have they been reports of any issues or something?
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:18 PM
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^ hmm why do you say "at your own risk", have they been reports of any issues or something?
Not yet, but who wants to be the first?
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:55 PM
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not me :P
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:07 PM
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Some 3rd party sites add pop-up ads to their apps (even some at the Market). If you do a little Googling (and check Market or Appbrain ratings), you should be safe. If you install a good file explorer (File Expert, FX File Exp, Asto, ES), they have "back-up" your apps ability, so you'll have all your .apk's for future use in case you want to uninstall some.
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^ hmm why do you say "at your own risk", have they been reports of any issues or something?
Well, it's the same idea as opening a .exe file on your computer. You're essentially giving the file free reign of the system's resources, so if someone put something malicious in there, you wouldn't know until it was already installed on your player. I stick to marketplace apps that have good reviews, not because I'm paranoid, but purely because I haven't had any need to take on the risk...
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