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I am using non compatible application in my P-901, like BBM, Microsoft office, Google Launcher, Samsung Milk, Lab values ..etc
I have downloaded them using google , installed them and they are running smoothly. I know they are not compatible with the device and they are not in the play store. My device is not rooted.

Are they harmful to the software/hardware because they are not compatible?

I just want to check that and if they are harmful I will un-install them immediately.

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I am using non compatible application in my P-901, like BBM, Microsoft office, Google Launcher, Samsung Milk, Lab values ..etc
I have downloaded them using google , installed them and they are running smoothly. I know they are not compatible with the device and they are not in the play store. My device is not rooted.

Are they harmful to the software/hardware because they are not compatible?

I just want to check that and if they are harmful I will un-install them immediately.

Thanks...
No, that just means they may not run smoothly. You could have issues with the way they display, they might force close, or they may run fine. You never know.

If they are jot compatible how did you download them from Google? Usually they will not download 1f they are not compatible.

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Nah, it won't hurt anything. On Android it's called sideloading and people do it on pretty much every device.

There may be some rare exceptions, but basically if it installs and runs from an apk, then you're good to go. It won't damage anything.

A lot of things are labeled "incompatible" on purpose for reasons other than being technically unable to run on the device. (Like for example Google and Samsung want to keep their launcher and Milk music only running on certain devices thar they benefit from so everything else is flagged as incompatible. Also it may be that devs haven't optimized for certain devices and so don't want it running on them and then get low ratings for devices they don't support.
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No, that just means they may not run smoothly. You could have issues with the way they display, they might force close, or they may run fine. You never know.

If they are jot compatible how did you download them from Google? Usually they will not download 1f they are not compatible.

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Almost all applications either paid/free or compatible/incompatible are available outside google play, just google it and download it.
 
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Which version of ms office are you using and where did you find the apk, link please, I'm just interested in word,


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I am using non compatible application in my P-901, like BBM, Microsoft office, Google Launcher, Samsung Milk, Lab values ..etc
I have downloaded them using google , installed them and they are running smoothly. I know they are not compatible with the device and they are not in the play store. My device is not rooted.

Are they harmful to the software/hardware because they are not compatible?

I just want to check that and if they are harmful I will un-install them immediately.

Thanks...
 
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Which version of ms office are you using and where did you find the apk, link please, I'm just interested in word,
I am using version 1.1.0....
U can make a google search and you will find a lot of downloadable links...
 
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The only ones that are truly incompatable are apps that require specific hardware features that aren't physically present in an incompatible device.

The best place I've found to get apps outside of Google play is Aptoide. Yes, there are plenty of crappy porn apps and repos full of pirated ones , but the default store, and many others have any legitimate free app you could want, in any past or present version you could want. It has adult content filtering turned on by default as well. The Aptoide app also has a play store-like update tab and auto-update feature, too. A recent update made huge improvements to the UI, which closely mimics the style of Google play. Just make sure to skim over feedback to check for issues, and avoid app versions that are higher than they should be.
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They're all incompatible for one very simple reason: The developers haven't enabled the QHD resolution in Google play. It's really that simple and that stupid.

I had this same rubbish for almost a year with the TF700T, it was the only and first device with 1920x1200 at that time, and nearly évery app was incompatible.

Sideloading them always worked perfectly well, no issues.
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They're all incompatible for one very simple reason: The developers haven't enabled the QHD resolution in Google play. It's really that simple and that stupid.

I had this same rubbish for almost a year with the TF700T, it was the only and first device with 1920x1200 at that time, and nearly évery app was incompatible.

Sideloading them always worked perfectly well, no issues.
You are right..

For example BBM is working fine in Note Pro and Note 2014 but in a bad resolution.
 
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They're all incompatible for one very simple reason: The developers haven't enabled the QHD resolution in Google play. It's really that simple and that stupid.

I had this same rubbish for almost a year with the TF700T, it was the only and first device with 1920x1200 at that time, and nearly évery app was incompatible.

Sideloading them always worked perfectly well, no issues.
Oh man, that was just the tip of the iceberg with the TF700T. Mine still fights like a champ, but with the hardware specs it had for the time of its release, it should have gotten much more attention. Development was slow and scarce, and the stock firmware was riddled with issues and bugs. I typically go for whatever device has the best, newest hardware, and it stays seems like the second and third place devices get all the attention and accommodation. Going through it with the galaxy note pro 12.2 as we speak. I'm working on building a working cm 11 ROM for it in my spare time. All its had for weeks is twrp recovery. I just wish I had more time.


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