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Problem with the Android Market

3: Seeker Silver

Hi

 

Today I have Spam in my Android Market.

 

There is no longer My Apps I have Vodafone App store.  This is not wanted by me and classed as SPAM please remove 

 

Thank you in advance

 

MM

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22 REPLIES
16: Advanced member Gold
Are u that stupid u can't see what's happening here? This isn't an app, it an addition to Googles Android Market. It's obvious Vodafone are paying Google for this to be there, and quite a good idea commercially I would think. My apps is still there, so.what's ur beef? If u want to complain try Google for allowing it in the first place, its hardly going to change ur handset usage experience is it? Or maybe you'd prefer an embedded separate shop? Jesus we are blessed with some petty habitual complainers on here. I say well done Vodafone for coming up with a good commercial idea.
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2: Seeker Bronze
I don't have any Vodafone software on my phone. What wonderful things am I missing in their version of the App Store?
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17: Community Champion

Would you not rather have this than having several Vodafone apps on your handset using up valuable memory?

 

You could just do what most others have done on here and move away from the Vodafone software, that way you will not have anything like this, and will be free from such things in the future.

 

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12: Established Gold
Sony Ericsson do that as well, annoyingly enough. I don't know how it works though, it might be ROM related, or it might be something nastier. If you access the Market with the SIM removed (or in airplane mode) does it revert to my apps?
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3: Seeker Silver

Thank you for your input Rupert

 

All I have ever wanted from Vodafone was the service I signed the contract with Vodafone for.

 

A NexusOne as sold without any branding from Vodafone as the deal with updates direct from Google.

 

All as a customer I have received is updates to fix security issues up to six months late. The major fix to stop text messages going to the wrong contact has been out for a long time.

 

You call this additional SPAM forced on my telephone without my permission a development

 

Please Vodafone if this is the future please make it an option that you are able to opt out of.

 

Best regards

 

MM

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6: Helper Bronze

RupertTheFridge wrote:
Are u that stupid u can't see what's happening here? This isn't an app, it an addition to Googles Android Market. It's obvious Vodafone are paying Google for this to be there, and quite a good idea commercially I would think. My apps is still there, so.what's ur beef? If u want to complain try Google for allowing it in the first place, its hardly going to change ur handset usage experience is it? Or maybe you'd prefer an embedded separate shop? Jesus we are blessed with some petty habitual complainers on here. I say well done Vodafone for coming up with a good commercial idea.

Rupert,

 

Are you that stupid that you cannot see that people don't want this?  'My apps' is hidden in a menu where it used to be easily accessible from the front screen of the market. If this really isn't a problem, then Vodafone won't mind putting their link in the menu and restoring 'my apps' to its former position on the main screen.

 

I don't care how commercially sensible this is for Vodafone, I don't want it because it reduces the usability of my phone and does nothing that benefits me. 

 

If Vodafone want to give us a shop, then they should create their own (uninstallable) app and make it available for us to install if we want it.  Inflicting it upon us when we obviously don't want it is dreadful customer service and combined with everything else Vodafone keep doing will make me recommend against using Vodafone to anyone that asks.

 

If you enjoy Vodafone doing this, then feel free to just keep bending over and taking it and say, "thanks," afterwards.  Personally, I won't take it without making some very unhappy noises.

 

G.

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16: Advanced member Gold
For reference, unbranded HTC devices now say HTC as opposed to My Apps - you can just go Menu>My Apps to get to it. No biggie
HTC One X (S720e)
ROM: 3.14.401.31 (JRO03C)
HBOOT: 1.39.0000 | Recovery: Stock
Radio: 5.1204.162.29 | Kernel: Stock
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16: Advanced member Gold

I've gt it on my Desire - Hit menu and My apps is there.

 

Really don't know what all the fuss is about. If you have an unbranded machine then you still have to do the menu thing because the link, instead of being to VF is to HTC.

 

As Eddy says, no biggie as far as I'm concerned

 

FDH

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16: Advanced member Gold
I think it's people thinking Vodafone are being sneaky but it would seem HTC (or even Google) are behind it
HTC One X (S720e)
ROM: 3.14.401.31 (JRO03C)
HBOOT: 1.39.0000 | Recovery: Stock
Radio: 5.1204.162.29 | Kernel: Stock
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2: Seeker Bronze
I don't think it's really Vodafone's fault.
Why? I have a Sony Ericsson Arc on Vodafone and I've flashed it with generic rom. I've found out that My App is replaced by Sony Ericsson!!

This means even if your operator does not change this, your handset manufacturer would di it instead. All blames should go to Google why they are allowing this. It is not a big deal, but makes us not convenienct to access My App list.
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2: Seeker Bronze

Screenshots from my Sony Ericsson Arc

16: Advanced member Gold

Confirms my suspicion that it's not Vodafone's fault but that Google have opened the Market to targeted suggestions. think Google might get a backlash here

HTC One X (S720e)
ROM: 3.14.401.31 (JRO03C)
HBOOT: 1.39.0000 | Recovery: Stock
Radio: 5.1204.162.29 | Kernel: Stock
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12: Established Gold
It is down to Voda, they didn't have to implement the channel. Still, it's fixable with root, or a hacked Market app.
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16: Advanced member Gold
But HTC and SE have done it too so it's not strictly Vodafone's fault. Google gave them a choice and they took it. People should complain to Google to get the decision reversed if it's that much of an issue to press one more button
HTC One X (S720e)
ROM: 3.14.401.31 (JRO03C)
HBOOT: 1.39.0000 | Recovery: Stock
Radio: 5.1204.162.29 | Kernel: Stock
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17: Community Champion

really guys, is it that big a deal?

not sure about everybody else but i very rarely use the 'My Apps'  instead i use the 'manage applications' part of the menu

 

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16: Advanced member Gold
Totally agree, one extra key press to check updates doesn't bother me but a LOT of people are getting a bit aggressive about this 'invasion of their phone firmware' by Vodafone
HTC One X (S720e)
ROM: 3.14.401.31 (JRO03C)
HBOOT: 1.39.0000 | Recovery: Stock
Radio: 5.1204.162.29 | Kernel: Stock
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3: Seeker Silver

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-android-market-for-phones-with.html

 

With luck this should remove the SPAM

 

Best regards

 

MM

 

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16: Advanced member Gold
Unlikely, but you never know...
HTC One X (S720e)
ROM: 3.14.401.31 (JRO03C)
HBOOT: 1.39.0000 | Recovery: Stock
Radio: 5.1204.162.29 | Kernel: Stock
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