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Before you can download a paid application, you must set up a billing arrangement, as described in "To create a Google Checkout account" on page 306.

1 Find an application you want and open its details screen.

See "Opening Android Market and finding applications" on page 302.

In the application's details screen, you can read more about the application, including its cost, overall rating, and comments by users. Scroll down to the About the developer section to view more applications by this developer, visit the developer's web site, or send the developer an email message.

Scroll an application's details screen to learn more about the application, the developer, and what others think of it.

Touch to download and install the application. (If it's a paid application, the button is labeled Buy.)

Scroll an application's details screen to learn more about the application, the developer, and what others think of it.

Touch to download and install the application. (If it's a paid application, the button is labeled Buy.)

2 Press Menu and touch Security to preview the functions and data the application can access on your phone if you install it.

If you're not comfortable with the access the application requires, don't continue.

3 Touch Install (for free applications) or Buy (for paid applications).

Paid applications are not offered in all areas by all carriers.

If the application requires access to your data or control of any functions on your phone, you are asked to review and grant permission before downloading.

Warning! Read this screen carefully. Be especially cautious with applications that have access to many functions or to a significant amount of your data. Once you touch OK on this screen, you are responsible for the results of using this application on your phone.

4 If you agree to the application's access requirements, touch OK.

If you selected a paid application, you're redirected to the Google Checkout screen to pay for the application before it's downloaded to your phone.

If you selected a free application (or after touching Buy now in Google Checkout), you receive a series of notifications as the application is downloaded and then installed on your phone.

When the application is installed, you can touch the notification to open the application, or open it by touching its icon in the Launcher. See "Opening and switching applications" on page 36.

You have a short while to try out an application and, if you decide you don't want it, to uninstall it for a refund. See "To request a refund for an application" on page 309.

If you have another Android phone, you can download a paid application to that phone using the same Android Market account, at no additional charge.

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