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  1. mge1201's Avatar
    Contemplating installing Google Play but since I already have Snap, I'm wondering if it's redundant? If GP is installed should Snap be uninstalled? Does GP take up more resources/memory than Snap?

    Thanks for the insight.
    01-24-15 11:19 AM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    They both in the end do the same thing. I think some people have different results with each even download the same thing sometimes so they use both. I say both are worthwhile to have installed.
    01-24-15 11:34 AM
  3. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    I have both installed, and don't really see a negative impact on having them both on. With the latest GPS patched app, you can now buy apps and supports in app purchases. I don't think you can do that with the apps from Snap..
    clickitykeys likes this.
    01-24-15 11:34 AM
  4. rukdngme's Avatar
    I didn't even know you can load GP on BB 10OS I thought only snap and Amazon

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    01-24-15 11:54 AM
  5. dmateo's Avatar
    Do you guys know if apps update automatically like they do on android devices?

    Posted via CB10
    01-24-15 11:59 AM
  6. yohannrjm's Avatar
    Do you guys know if apps update automatically like they do on android devices?

    Posted via CB10
    Well, if you have auto update on in Google Play, it will download them in the background and ask you if want to update them. It has to go through the BB apk installation procedure, so installation won't happen in the background.
    01-24-15 12:02 PM
  7. mge1201's Avatar
    Thanks for the response all. For more info on sideloading GP, go here http://forums.crackberry.com/android...g-page-965257/
    01-24-15 12:04 PM
  8. silverbullet's Avatar
    Thanks!!


    Posted via CB10
    01-24-15 12:44 PM
  9. thymaster's Avatar
    Con: You have 3 ugly icons that takes up your home screen, 2 are unusable after the initial set up.
    MarsupilamiX likes this.
    01-24-15 02:07 PM
  10. pttptppt's Avatar
    Pros (Google Play Store)
    -Download large games (support for obb downloads)
    -Purchase apps
    -In-app Purchases

    Cons (Google Play Store)
    -3 icons on home screen
    -Negative effects on battery life

    Pros (Snap)
    -Smooth native app

    Cons (Snap)
    -No purchases
    -No obb downloads
    -Loading problems (category lists don't load. It's a bug with the current version)

    Posted via CB10
    01-24-15 02:17 PM
  11. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Google Play Store: Don't forget the apk backup feature for paid apps, the ability to access Google Books, Google Music and Google Movies and the update notifications for app updates.
    01-24-15 02:26 PM
  12. j21jam6's Avatar
    The only negative at all with the Google Play Store is the impact on battery life. Android apps and ports from BlackBerry World are a Major drain.

    Posted one-handed via Passport
    01-24-15 04:24 PM
  13. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Can you please prove that by posting a screenshot of your battery monitor. How many % of your battery did Play Store consume in the last few hours? Maybe 1%?
    01-24-15 04:54 PM
  14. loreburne's Avatar
    Hey Cobolt...You seem to be the man in the know! I tried to install the BT Wifi App ( to save logging into wifi hot-spots manually) but cannot get it to work . When I open it it crashes...It worked fin on my Q10 but not on my Passport
    01-24-15 05:00 PM
  15. Cobalt232's Avatar
    If you post a link to the app I can look into the logs. Can't dl the app in my country.
    01-24-15 05:24 PM
  16. loreburne's Avatar
    Thanks...em how do I do that!?
    01-24-15 05:38 PM
  17. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Upload the app to dropbox or somewhere else where I can download it.
    01-24-15 05:41 PM
  18. pttptppt's Avatar
    Can you please prove that by posting a screenshot of your battery monitor. How many % of your battery did Play Store consume in the last few hours? Maybe 1%?
    I no longer have it installed on my phone but when I did, It was using about 1% every hour which is a lot in the long run

    Posted via CB10
    01-24-15 05:43 PM
  19. Cobalt232's Avatar
    My total battery usage of Play Store in the last 12h is under 1%. It's nothing compared to other apps as i.e. the CB app.
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    01-24-15 05:51 PM
  20. loreburne's Avatar
    01-24-15 05:57 PM
  21. tottenhamhotspurfan's Avatar
    Con: You have 3 ugly icons that takes up your home screen, 2 are unusable after the initial set up.
    I don't have it installed yet but can't you put the icons in a folder?!
    anon(8908445) likes this.
    01-24-15 06:33 PM
  22. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    I don't have it installed yet but can't you put the icons in a folder?!
    That's what I have done and put the folder on the last page..dont even see them


    Posted via CB10
    MarsupilamiX and Cobalt232 like this.
    01-24-15 08:46 PM
  23. geomun's Avatar
    No battery issues on Verizon z30 with play store installed. Running 2072. Thx Cobalt.
    Pros and cons of sideloading Google Play store?-img_20150124_232305.png

    Posted via CB10
    Cobalt232 likes this.
    01-24-15 10:24 PM
  24. Fool Guy's Avatar
    One more thing about Play Store:
    Updated applications may not work. Recent example: Chrome Browser.
    @ Cobalt232
    Any workaround for latest Here Map ?
    Please do something so it can work on BB10 OS
    01-25-15 02:19 AM
  25. Cobalt232's Avatar
    Well that's not a problem of the store. It just fetches the app. But just to be sure that updated apps work you should uninstall downloaded android apps from Blackberry world. They may have different signatures. Then download the pure android app from Google Play.
    wincyUt likes this.
    01-25-15 02:47 AM
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