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One of the better features of Google’s online Android Market is that it can be used to push apps to your smartphone. All you need to do is log in with the same Google account used on your phone. However, rooted devices How To Root Your Android Phone With SuperOneClick How To Root Your Android Phone With SuperOneClick Read More that did not have the Android Market installed by default had no way to access this functionality.

Now, that is no longer the case. A recent update has made it possible to use any rooted Android device with the web market, even if the device did not originally come with the market app installed.

No special steps are required. Just install the Android Market app on your device, and then log into the web market from any computer with your Google account. The rooted device will appear in the “Send To…” drop-down list as an option. Select it, and then click Install, to push the update to your Android device.

The inclusion of this feature is timely, as both Amazon and Barnes & Noble have just released tablets Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet – Which Tablet Should You Buy? Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet – Which Tablet Should You Buy? For a time, it seemed that Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet would be launched without opposition from the company’s e-reader rival, Barnes and Noble. Not to be outdone, however, the retailer recently unveiled the Nook... Read More that ship without the Android Market. The only way to access it is to root either device. HP TouchPad users will who have switched to Android will also find this useful.

Source: AndroidGuys

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  1. Swaminathan Venkatesh
    November 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    "However, rooted devices that did not have the Android Market installed by default had no way to access this functionality."

    Me: I don't think so. I have always had access to the push feature in all my phones(rooted or not).

    "even if the device did not originally come with the market app installed"

    Me: This I agree..

  2. Peter Hill
    November 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Rooted?

    • M.S. Smith
      November 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      It means gaining root access to a device. This allows for the execution of code that would otherwise not be allowed. Such as loading a custom version of the operating system, or apps with certain features (most Android devices require root access to take screenshots, for example).

      This tutorial might help you learn about it: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/root-android-phone-superoneclick-2/

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