Android Market

Here we go again, folks. The Android Market seems to have taken a bit of a header this afternoon. We've gotten apps to download find on some devices, and not so fine on others, so maybe the worst is behind us. What say you all?

Update: The AndroidDev Twitter account reports that everything should be fine now. The whole thing started about noon Pacific time and "lasted a few hours."


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Is the Android Market down for you? (Update: Google says it's fixed)


I've got three updates that keep going from "Downloading" to "Download Paused" to "Download Unsuccessful" for the past couple of hours. So, yah...seems pooched.

Yea ditto...had the same problem when I was grabbing the Maps update and (buying) Reckless Racing.

Same for me on my Epic 4G. Had a bunch of updates and one purchase via App Brain, but all of them said "Download Unsuccessful".
Hope they fix it soon.

Edit: Nevermind. As of 3:20pm PDT, working fine.

The Android Market is working just fine dimwit.

Who the hell is letting this idiot Phil Nickinson continue to waste everyone's time here? The rest of the writers here are very good.

Get rid of this retard.

Did you even try the market? Did you read almost every other post here? It's down for the VAST majority of us, if not everyone.


The intent of this site is to inform, and believe that was accomplished with the post. Good day sir, I said good day!

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definitely down on my epic. was able to install opentable earlier today, but cannot get the maps update or fandango right now.


I did download. Got the Maps update. Worked fine.

Its working for me in Seattle area, so STOP SHOUTING!

Glad to see this article, I was getting pissed. Called HTC and they couldn't help. Started searching for anyone else having issues and found some other forums where people were having issues too.

Mine's opening okay and all, but I've had heaps of downloads in the past few days that get stuck. The icon shows up in the activity bar, but then disappears and in the Market it's stuck on "Starting download...".

I just got my Samsung Galaxy S back from repair and I have no apps installed I have been trying to get it to work for hours.

Since I read nothing of it being down I thought it was me so I tried a million different things.

This sucks.

Uh... ok maybe not perfectly. Getting "Download unsuccessful" on several downloads. However, I did have 2 of about 10 successfully download and install.

This is lame. Just rooted my incredible an hour ago and now I can't download ROM manager or cyanomod. Some one let me know when its working again.

Mine opens but apps do not download. I though it was the Sprint network but I guess I'm wrong. HTC Evo - Houston TX

Market opens, I can browse apps
Buuuut... downloading new apps or updating existing apps does not work.

My guess: google releases Google Maps update - 100 million ppl have it on "auto-update" - boom!

Down for me, for about the passed 2 - 3 hours. 6 apps waiting to update, but I think I'll survive :)
Moto Droid Cynogenmod 6

I can browse but not download. On a side note, my stupid phone has been "installing" lookout for a few days now and I have no option to cancel it and it never finishes. But the app works fine. Anyway, ya, nothing downloads.

It is close to hopless to get anything to download from the market here in sweden. Tried both my Galaxy S and two HTC Desires. 1 of 25 downloads works. All phones on Froyo.

Ok thank you.. i was freaking out, had some phone drama over the past few hours, was trying to get titanium backup back on my Incredible and was about to pull out my hair

I can view but not download also, keeps telling me either unsuccessful or paused. It has been like that for a while.

I had the problem all day, scoured the forums and found (and remembered) the open Google Talk trick. No idea what the connection is, but it worked for me months ago and worked for me this afternoon. Try just running Google Talk...all three of my hung downloads began immediately after opening.

running an incredible here....the markets workin here, but im getting the "downloading" or even "download complete" when i tried to update maps and homerun battle 3d. the % complete never pops up. had to stop the installs. lame.

All downloads start and then go to pause. The Market itself has Force Closed a couple of times today too (not sure if related). Tried unmounting SD card etc (sometimes works) but to no avail.

Glad to know it wasn't just me. Kept trying to download and it kept telling me "Download Unsuccessful". Finally got the Maps to download after about 10 attempts.

Isn't working over here aswell (Download paused, Download unsuccessful etc.), Nexus One @ Netherlands (23.54 local time, UTC+2h)

I'm kind of relieved to hear that it's not just me. I bought a Desire HD a few hours ago, and when I started getting the "Download paused" messages, I first thought that I had screwed up my configuration somehow.

T-Mobile N1 CM6.1 RC1
Boston, MA
Market Down As Well

Thought it was my phone at first and did a factory reset and rebuild, oh well at least I know now!

I was in the middle of updating to 6.0.1 RC1 and thought it was a bug so I rolled back to 6.0 :(

Oh well something to do tomorrow I guess....

It is now that you have posted this article. Everyone with an android phone just tried to login and that alone is probably enough top bring it down.
When angry birds the actual market, it went down for almost an hour.

I have about 5 apps that needs to be updated. It says downloading but that's it. It's been saying that for over 3 hours now. Anyone knows the prob??

Down for me as well. I just flashed a new rom and thought that caused the problems. Did an entire format and still had issues. Glad to know now that it's not just me. Hope it gets fixed soon

I tried downloading the new Google Maps update and it says it’s “downloading” and then 30 seconds later it says “download unsuccessful”

Samsung Captivate

I thought it was just me. I had just installed the new CM6 ROM and started noticing the issues with downloading apps from the market. Thinking it was just me, I did a full wipe and tried again. I tried that twice. Then I tried flashing an older ROM to see if that was it. Still, the same problem. I searched online a few times and didn't see anyone reporting it recently.

Finally, I restored from a backup and then saw this post. Glad it wasn't just me. But man did I waste alot of time!

I was able to download 3 different app updates, including Google maps, the others were Phone Fussion Visual voicemail, and Titanium Backup * Root.

Samsung Captivate

Well its 6:45 pm here in Mass and it still won't let me download any apps on my droid incredible

Fixed now on EVO in New Orleans.

Damn you Market for crashing while I was trying the new Cyanogen! :-P

googles android developer twitter account just sent a tweet about this saying they have people working on it wonder if they watch AC for problems lol

Still giving me trouble. Downloaded new google maps, but foursquare, opera mini and one other app were stuck in "starting download". I'm in cold, dark, rainy UK:(

Since I bought my Nexus 1 on february I do NOT have access to Android Market paid apps, I live in the country of Panama (Central America) when do they plan to OPEN the market to Latin America and the rest of the world?
Google and Android are dissapointing me, my brother has an iPod touch and he has access to thousands of paid apps.

Hi guys,
Market is finally working for me here in Italy on WIFI and MOBILE (Market on Mobile network has never stopped working anyway..).

HTC Desire LeeDroid 2.2d SD + card fix

Now it's my turn market is stuck , A green bar running across my vibrant (starting download) and stays there there......nothing ny

I cannot reinstall any of my applications. I get an installation error. Tmobile says the Android market is down...any ideas on this?

i have problems updating my app in the market it says installation unsuccessful!...unknown reason 18!...please help me or get it fixed...its been doing that now for several weeks...please reply!