Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lotus Traveler beta 2 not installing on Samsung Epic 4G ( Galaxy S )

The other day I tried to install the Lotus Traveler beta 2 on a co-worker's Samsung Epic 4G phone. I would browse to the traveler website to download the Android installer. I launched the installer, click ok on the security screen, then go to the application settings and check the 'Unknown Sources'. Then going back to install the Lotus installer and the phone would say application not installed! I've never seen this before and I tried it again and it failed with the same message.

I noticed the phone had two apps on there, AVG anti-virus and lookout. I believe the AVG was disabled but  could not disable lookout. At first I wondered if the Traveler beta 2 would not install on Android 2.1 so I launched my Android virtual device ( AVD ) with 2.1 and it installed, drats! The next day I tried installing it again on the Samsung Epic and it worked! I am not sure what changed, maybe the phone was restarted, maybe the lookout software needed time to update with application setting for unknown sources. I am curious to see if anyone else has the same issue.

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