Where is the Play Store on device X?

Is a recurring type of question related to different devices but mostly caused by the same reason which can be answered the same way.

  1. See if you can root the device;

  2. If root then:

    • If possible: Install Google Framework .apk;
    • If not possible: Install ROM (if exists) with Google Framework.

The questions which could be closed as duplicates of the new to create meta question, maybe marked as cw, are:

What do you think?

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  • There are quite a few similar to this relating to the Kindle Fire. – SaintWacko Aug 16 '12 at 15:57
  • @SaintWacko Feel free to edit my post. – Flow Aug 16 '12 at 17:02
  • Alright, I can't get to it at the moment, but I'll try to add the list in when I get a chance. – SaintWacko Aug 16 '12 at 17:03

In my opinion, this is a fine idea for a "cannonical question". It does come up rather regularly and the solution is generically the same regardless of the device (root, install a Google apps package and/or a ROM that includes them).

My suggestion would be for the question to be entitled something like "Google Play is not pre-installed on my device, is there a way for me to install it?"

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  • I'm in perfect agreement here. I don't think we need a question for every device. – ale Aug 16 '12 at 16:06

I have created the question and casted the closed dup votes.

Feel free to improve the cw answer. Especially the " Install the Google Apps .apk" part could be elaborated.

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