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Quantum users getting a foreign LG App Store?

File this under: Weird

Looks like some LG Quantum users, found mostly on AT&T, are getting a bit of surprise when they load up the Marketplace, specifically the LG App store is appearing in a foreign language (possibly Czech?). There's no real harm being done and users can still use apps from LG but it is a bit odd.

Makes you wonder if the LG App Store is hosted somewhere and there's a switch for languages/distribution that someone leaned on accidentally. Hopefully the foreign language intrusion won't last long. Anyone else having similar issues? (We're gonna test ours in a bit, she's in mid-Mango flash right now)

Update: Evidently not just Quantum users but Optimus as well :-/

Thanks, Mark W. and Travis O., for the tips and pics!

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  • Noticed it around noon today, weird is right.
  • here in austria, we have the same problem on the LG optimus 7!
  • same here on LG E900 vodafone germany .looks like czech since monday or tuesdays
  • same here.LG E900 o2 GERMANY.
  • Yes, it is in Czech ;) :)
  • I'ts the same for LG Optimus 7 in Italy
  • Yes, it's Czech! LOL!The funny thing is that the Czech marketplace is not yet available in Czech Republic! :-)
  • Same with me in Norway on te E900
  • Just noticed this. I'm using Build 7712, the RC of Mango on my LG Quantum. I'm in the United States, and I'm on the AT&T Network. Mango Bug Maybe?
  • Nope, b/c I see the Czech and I have a LG Optimus 7 running NoDo.
  • Country: CanadaModel:LG QuantumCarrier: Bell Mobilitysame problem as well
  • Is anyone else concerned that back when LG's phones launched, they were advertising 10 free apps every 60 days, but they haven't been keeping that promise?As far as I can tell, there were 10 free apps available in the first 60 day cycle, however, each successive cycle has included fewer apps. June - The release of "Turkce SMS".March - The release of "LGHangul".These were the only 2 apps made available in the past 120+ days.I emailed LG Canada's customer support. First email went unanswered. Second email resulted in this reply, "I apologize for the delay however your question was forwarded to the factory for any information regarding this, at this time I am still awaiting a response." That was 10 days ago, and I haven't heard anything since. Does anyone else care?
  • I have an Optimus Quantum with Bell Canada (though I see the Mexican Marketplace) and I've seen those two apps out there for a while already. As you say, it doesn't bother to have them there but it really is odd.By the way, there are a couple of issues with the Optimus Quantum (specifically speaking, the physical keyboard). Who should I contact in order to report them, the manufacturer (LG) or the carrier (Bell)?
  • I'm so glad I saw this aeticle hahaha I thought either my phone or I (or both!) were going insane! It went back to normal by now though.