I wanted to be able to run QGIS on my Galaxy Tab S2. Play store says that the device is not compatible. But the support page lists the Tab S (first one) as supported, but doesn't mention the Tab S2.

What is it about my device that prevents the download via play store, and is there a workaround?

This was one of the reasons I bought the device, but I was mistaken in the support wiki between a Samsung Galaxy S2 (a phone) and a Tab S2?

  • Did you already solve the problem? I was also thinking about buying the tab s2 for applying mobile qgis... – user70701 Apr 6 '16 at 11:29
  • unfortunately no, this is the only place I've asked and I didn't receive a reply. Is mobile QGIS different to android QGIS? – Jo Pedder Apr 6 '16 at 11:31
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    qgis.org/de/site/forusers/… says it's not working android 5 (and possibly up). I got two tablets, one with android 4.3, google says YES and one with 5.0 and google says NO – Andreas Müller Apr 6 '16 at 12:30

Though this is for another version of Android, you may want to check out these installation instructions. There are a few extra steps than the typical clicking on an icon in the Play Store (Source - QGIS Blog):

Enable “Allow installation of apps from unknown sources” – Settings|Security.

Download the installer .apk (this download should be fixed and up-to-date) and open it (on most Androids it will download to a “Downloads” directory, but may be elsewhere; you can just click to open the file from your file browser and it should start the installer).

Run the installer and select ‘download and install’. 83 MB of data will get downloaded. Luckily, it is a resumable download – if it fails, you can start the process off again where you left off.

Confirm that you want to install (standard Android dialogue) – takes about 2 minutes to finish this stage.

Run QGIS: “Unpacking post-install data” … 10 seconds.

QGIS requires a supporting service, available from the Play store “This application requires Ministro service. Would you like to install it?” Confirm and install Ministro II, only 523KB.

Looks like it needs MORE libraries to run! “Qgis needs extra libraries to run. Do you want to download them now?” Confirm and install the QtCore libraries – a lot bigger at 31MB.

In addition, here is a list of tested Android devices from the QGIS help site.

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