1. AC Question's Avatar
    I am using a chinese android phone with android 4.4 installed - the phone will run most apps like facebook and ebay etc but when I install games like candy crush, it will install them but will not load up and play them - it will load to the start screen and then crash.

    I have installed adobe air which allows other games to run just fine also I have tried installing adobe flash from the archives to see if it helps

    the phone has 2GB built in RAM and a duel core processor the memory isn't huge but I has installed a 8GB high speed TF card

    Thanks in advance

    05-26-2015 02:02 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! How are you installing the game? I assume you're either using a non-Google Play app store, or you're manually installing the .apk. The most likely explanation is that the game isn't compatible with that phone. There are lots of reasons why an app might not be compatible, so it's difficult to know exactly why. Don't be surprised if you encounter this a lot--this is one of the major drawbacks of these generic phones.
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    05-26-2015 04:28 PM
  3. vapourator's Avatar
    Hi - thanks for the reply - the phone I have is set up just like any other android phone - Play Store installed and using that to download games etc - I am able to download many different games, even some very large games and they play ok, even pet rescue saga runs fine even though its made by the same people.

    I have tried installing a apk patch from a site and yet it still doesnt allow it to run correctly - some games play correctly, then some don't - this seams to be the case with many android devices, especially my wifes LG phone which refuses to play certain games aswell.


    05-27-2015 01:55 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did you have to manually install Google Play Store? If it didn't come preinstalled, then I would guess that it would have some difficulty determining if an app is fully compatible with your device. So it might let you install an app, even if it really can't run on the phone.
    05-27-2015 02:03 PM
  5. vapourator's Avatar
    Hi - No the phone already had the play store installed

    05-28-2015 07:11 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Interesting. Generic Chinese phones usually don't have the Play Store installed, since they usually aren't certified for Google Play. Go to Settings>Apps>All, and select Google Play Store. Is there an option there to Uninstall, or only to Uninstall Updates or Disable? If you can completely uninstall it, then it wasn't truly preinstalled--someone at the plant may have manually installed it.
    05-28-2015 06:02 PM
  7. vapourator's Avatar
    Hi again - Yeah it will only allow me to uninstall updates on the play store - I have had a few other chinese android phones in past and usually its the same again, I can only uninstall updates.

    I have managed to install ps1/ps2 emulators and they work fine, considering the size of the game files etc so this is a mystery to why it hates candy crush style games

    Thanks Again
    05-30-2015 05:17 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm guessing the phone just isn't compatible for some reason, and the Play Store can't figure that out since it's a generic device.. Another thing you could try would be to disable Google Play Games, in case it's crashing due to its interface with that game.
    05-31-2015 01:20 AM

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