Android Owners Unable to Download Apps from Marketplace [Update: And We're Back!]

June 24, 2010
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So, yesterday there were some grumblings about the Android Marketplace being down. However, while there were some protests here and there, it didn't seem to be a widespread problem. The market would refresh just fine, applications would show in the appropriate places, and most importantly, people were able to download things. Things have changed, though.

We've received several tips, and we've tried it on three of our own Android devices: the Android Market seems to be not allowing downloads at the moment. We're not sure what the issue is, and so far we've tried it from both Verizon Wireless' side of the market (with no luck). So, if you've got an Android device somewhere else, on another carrier, then let us know in the comments if you're able to download anything!

[Update] Yep, as the title suggests, it looks like it was just a rolling "blackout" of sorts. Maybe has something to do with updates to the Froyo, or maybe it's just a fluke that a lot of people had at the same time. In any event, the Market's up and running, it seems, but if you have any troubles, let us know!

[thanks, Jesse!]


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  • rosalyn.

    My android is having connection issues it keeps sayin server error

  • tabitha

    Can not access market place to download apps

  • receptor

    i cant download anything from the market for over 3 weeks now just keeps saying starting download…… i tried the gtalk thing… noope.. i submitted this from belgium with my xperia x10i

  • Gpaton1

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S. Still having probloms and unable to even update android market place.

  • L Emilymarieee

    I have a motorola Backflip; I can’t downlod or update any of my apps.

  • Jayaraj

    from today morning i m not able to download from market. i m using a new sony xperia x10 mini

  • Random Robot

    My backflip updated my software but wont allow me to download new

  • Mfrost20

    I’m still having trouble can’t download apps on my Ascend

  • Mfrost20

    I’m still having trouble can’t download apps on my Ascend

  • Mfrost20

    I’m still having trouble can’t download apps on my Ascend

  • UNBAKED-COOKIES

    plz fix ur market unable to download or update anything on my phone

  • Martin Shaw

    Trying to buy some apps to use on my Advent Vega but the website is telling me for the third day running that “no devices are associated with this account”. I cannot even change the settings to list my device. I have also seen endless reports of the same issue on other devices.

  • R Ali

    I’ve got an HTC desire hd its stopped updating/downloading about a week ago. Pls help

  • Candyhotline

    I have a Mytouch 4g and haven’t been able to download or update anything in about a month. I even went as far as resetting my phone and nothing seemed to help. Please help

  • Candyhotline

    I have a Mytouch 4g and haven’t been able to download or update anything in about a month. I even went as far as resetting my phone and nothing seemed to help. Please help

  • Bigyz

    My touch 4g 2 days now

  • Bigyz

    My touch 4g 2 days now

  • Celia_ice_lee

    i purchase my my touch 4G about a mouth to two mouths ago, i haven’t even download any application successful since the day i’ve got it…

  • sowni

    f and roid . Go for Bada, can download apps direct from pc internet. google cheats

  • jockey7

    Android market googles trap, nothing really free. 

  • Journeyman81778

    I haven’t been able to download anything on my droid 3 for over a week now. I’ve reset my phone and it still doesn’t work. Please help!

  • ajit sahu

    since few days i am unable to download apps for android market ..it shows item will be download and shows starting download but there is no progress….. i had changed email id and some tips like change to googlemail and than to gmail and vice versa ……. but the result is same i can’t download pls help me

  • Johnluke_villaroel

    from the Caribbean and suddenly my android is unable to download or update from the android market also it went from a registered to unregistered device why is that all of a sudden