My tablet thinks I'm in china!

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  1. Lyla

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    I have just got a new mg638 android tablet from ebay and I think it was made in china as on google.play.com it says it's called; 'China telecom infotmic M7206'. I live in England however, when I try to buy certain apps such as BBC iplayer it says that I am in the wrong country, this is very frustrating as I know I am in the right country however as my tablet was made in china it thinks that's where I am. Any ideas on how to fix this?
     
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    I'm still not managing to download many application. I've changed the language to English and set the location to detectable from wifi, but I still can't download application. Can anyone help please.

    Lyla
     
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    I have the same problem - live in USA and trying to install Skype but it says unavailable in China...?
     
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    Sounds like one of the problems with buying a cheap Chinese tablet?

    Scott
     
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    Sounds like the wrong locale got hardcoded in firmware.
    Use the Android System Info app, and see what it thinks your device's locale is.
    My DroidX phone reports "en_US".
    My ICS 4.0.3 tablet reports "en_US" too.

    Also, Google "Market Enabler".
     
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