I got PvZ when it was a free app of the day on Amazon and long time ago. I was able to download it and install it on my phone today.
Doesn't directly answer your question though regarding the one in the play store...
Worked via Amazon App store.. and it cost only 1.49 .. voilla ! Now I wonder if the versions are the same or not
Glad you got it to work. Very addictive game - I just wanted to try it for a minute after I saw your post and ended up playing several levels, even though I've played through the whole game 3 or 4 times already
LOl - I ahve 7 year old.. for whole of last year I kept avoiding this game on iPad as I thought it might be spooky plus I have a 3 year old too.. But afetr I installed it on iPad first this weekend, my 7 yr old was the first one to play it, and I was like "ordering" him to plant mroe sunflowers, and add more pea shooters and what not. My mom who is visiting us and was sitting next to my 7 year old starting giving hime suggestions... lol And I felt it was just teh opposite of what my son does to me while playing Super Mario on Wii..
So I bought it for ipad and tehn for Evo4GLTE.. but I see taht the graphics quality is really lacking on our device. Maybe Pop cap never expected Android phones this nice
And... then I palyed the game this morning on the train (at 6:30 AM) while listening to some podcasts..