Marketplace oddities?

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    My brother and I both have a Moto Droid, and we're sitting here talking and sharing apps we found. He found an app that, when I do a search for it in marketplace, doesn't come up.

    I can see the search result on his screen, and I use the exact same search string he does, and don't come up with half the list he got.

    My Droid is older, from launch, and his is only 3 days old, if that matters.

    Is there an option some where that is restricting my searches? He says he hasn't changed anything for settings.
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    You have 2.01

    He has 2.1

    Compare "about phone" in settings
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    We both have 2.1-update1.
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    hrm, same roms?

    Market might not recognize your phone as 2.1.
    Can you see any lwp's? ie "pongur"
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    I've done several searches for lwp's and have several running. I did a search for Pongur, since you specifically mentioned it, and it comes up quickly.
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    That is odd. What is the search term that comes up with nothing for you?
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    He found a lwp that was the Droid Eye, so I did a search for that. I got a list of stuff, but it was about a third of the list he got, and the specific lwp he found wasn't listed. So, I did a search for Droid Eye Lite, which was the name of the actual lwp, and absolutely nothing came up.
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    You sure its not Droid eye live and not lite?
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    Yep. Droid Eye Live is a paid lwp, and red. The one he found is free and blue.
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    Weird I dont get it either..
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    also dont get it
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    I'll go into a Verizon store Monday and see if they can figure something out. Thanks for trying.
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    Report back

    Im interested in this
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    This was a known issue after the 2.1 update, with Google Earth and a few LWP, a known fix would be doing a factory reset, that has helped some people.
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    I spoke with a couple reps for Verizon today. The guy I was talking to in person admitted to not knowing, which I can respect, so he called what I assume was a Verizon tech center on the phone.

    The person on the phone was clearly reading from a script because she said the problem was 'the google', which made me chuckle slightly.

    But yeah. What JCo352 said was pretty much what script-lady said. The first thing then want to do is a factory reset, though they're not sure that will actually fix the issue. They may have to send me a new phone. I'm currently dumping all the data from my phone to my lappy that I can (pics, videos, .apk's from appsaver, etc.) because the only ones that they say will reappear for me automatically are the ones that I paid for.

    And she wasn't even sure about that.
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    Hrm. So no one really knows
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    Just as a test, can you find the app in Androlib.com, AndroidZoom.com or Appsbrain.com? If so, try using your barcode app on the QR code.
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    The factory default reset seems to have worked. As a test, I did a search for the lwp that wouldn't show up before, Droid Eye Lite, and found it right away.

    I still have to re-download all my apps and hope that the ones I paid for remember that I paid for them.
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    Who is the developer of Droid Eye Lite?

    I can't find Droid Eye Lite on AppBrain.com and AndroLib.com!?
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    The Marketplace search pulls it up as Droid Eye Lite by Christian Tschoepe. Once you install it, the lwp listing is Blue Droid Eye, animation by TeamNuc.

    And so far, most of my apps have remembered me, with reasonable exception. I had to sign back into Fring and Seesmic, but I think that might have been it. Even World War remembered me with-out having to do anything.

    Edit: Oh, I forgot to say this.

    While I in the Verizon store, another guy came in with the Droid. When he heard me explain my problem to the guy at the counter, he said that his started out the same way. GPS was running slow, often timing out, an it was always getting force closes and running laggy. All of which mine has been doing for about a week. I was working through the process of uninstalling apps to see if one was causing it.

    He just ignored his errors until he was locked out of Google. Google everything. Not just his email, but also Marketplace and about 3/4 of his apps. Now he has to jump through the hoops with Verizon and Google to try and get his account fixed. Granted, I just have his word that he didn't do anything to cause it, but you never know.

    So let this serve as a warning. Always back your stuff up.
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