Android Ice Cream Sandwich is out and everyone is impressed with it. It packs new and exciting features and gives us the next Nexus device as well. However, Google also has some fixing to do at some places before it moves on like this.
[Fixed] Google Android Market Crashes on Opening
Google Android market was crashing for some people every time they tried to open it. A fix was found by a Reddit user and all you had to do was go to the Settings > Language selection and set the language once again, even if it is already set. This fixed the crashing but what followed was even more annoying.
If anyone of you have used the new Google Android Market version 3.2, you might have noticed how painstakingly slow it is. For those with slow Internet connections (read 2G), it simply give a “Connection timed out, Retry” message and even if you reach an app’s download page, you will see that you Android market is not downloading apps either.
However, a fast Internet connection is no good. I am getting this page on a 20 Mbps Wi-Fi connection for 3 minutes straight, and yes. I stopped waiting after that.
Therefore, if you think I am just another user sitting behind a keyboard venting out my frustration, you might want to see these people one Google+.
How to Fix Slow Android Market?
What good is it to talk about a problem without a fix? There is no fix for this, not until Google makes one.
There is however, a workaround for app pages to open. However, this does not guarantee anything. You might have to try two to three times to open a single app, but hey! It works. All right.
Whenever you want any app installed, hit the search button and key in the exact name of the app. This is not a better way, but it is definitely a faster way to arrive at the app’s download page. Do not believe me? Hey, it works for me!
If you have a rooted phone, you can visit this XDA page for a more detailed solution (this is for HTC Wildfire).