Saturday, September 4, 2010

How to fix "Download Error"

Last night there was a bug in Android Market server that caused "Download Error" for people who downloaded version 13.4 of NubiNews. In most cases, if you just download the latest version (13.5 of this writing), you will be able to upgrade successfully.

However, in the worst case (it actually happened to me during testing), your Android Market app will be stuck in a state where it keeps saying "failed to download" NubiNews.

The only solution is go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications. Choose "Android Market". The Choose "Clear Data" and "Clear Cache".

This is a bug in the Android Market server. I am sad to say I had nothing to do with this and can't do anything about it.

If you have problems, please write to


  1. hello. I recently reset my phone and tried to redownload my apps from the market but noticed that Nubinews was not listed in, nor came up on a search. I notice you are also involved in newsrob, and was wondering if you simply decided to stop development on this and devote time to newsrob, or is there any other reason I can't get access to it.

    If there is a way to get the lastest version not from the website, please let me know.


  2. Not relevant to this article, but....

    Where did NubiNews go? I cannot find it in the Android Market anymore... :(

  3. Can't not find nubinews update on the Android market any more.
    Some pages on the current version are also broken: news from Wenxuecity, Tianya BBS boards. They are my favorite features.
    Nubinews is the best Chinese news software on Android device.