Downloading and Installing from "Play Store"

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install applications from Google's 'Play Store'. Read permissions requested by the application carefully before using the application.

Downloading and installing Android application is easy. Here is what you need to do to install the Tetris game.

1. Make sure you have done the Gmail account set up as presented in the previous tutorial.

2. Tap on "Applications", then "Play Store". Go to the "Apps" section.

3. Tap the Search icon to search for "Tetris". Then tap on "TETRIS free" in the search result. You will see "TETRIS free" installation screen.

4. Tap on the "Install" button. You will see the list permissions requested by this application:


Storage - Modify/delete SD card content
Phone calls - Read phone state and identity
Network communication - Allows the application to accept cloud
   to device messages from application's service, full Internet
System tools - Change network connectivity, prevent phone from
Network communication - View Wi-Fi state, view network state
Hardware controls - Control vibrator

5. Tap on "Accept & download". You will see the download progress bar displayed.

6. The system will install automatically after download is completed.

Before playing the game, you should look at those permissions again. I don't understand why a "Tetris" game needs to have this permission: "Phone calls - Read phone state and identity"

Last update: 2011.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

Android Phone - LG-P925g

 About My LG-P925g Android Phone

 Phone Memory and SD (Secure Digital) Card

 Running Services - Background Processes

 Running Applications - Background and Foreground Processes

 Connect Phone to Computer using Bluetooth

 Connect Phone SD Card to Computer via USB

 Using Wi-Fi Function to Reduce Data Cost

 Setting up Gmail Access on Android Phone

Downloading and Installing from "Play Store"

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials


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