I have recently set up up 2 iPads here in Barbados , on behalf of friends and neighbours. They are seniors, and as is usually the case here, tech tools ( or toys) have been bestowed on them by their offspring, who live generally offshore, wishing to provide the 'folks' with an easy and inexpensive way to communicate ( FaceTime &/or Skype) and possibly email and web, with the USA, Canada or the UK. Glad to report that I get far fewer 'SOS’ telephone calls re computer problems since most of my 'charges' have gone to iPad. ( try keeping tabs on 75 year olds struggling with 'hand me down' geriatric laptops -normally Windows Vista, or XP) with minimal computer literacy beyond trying to turn it on and run their Skype etc. ). To make a long story short, I have a fairly simple structure involved when I set up a new device, with respect to what I put in in order for the user to get comfortable with the whole concept. I use the Canadian App Store, on my own devices , as it is associated with my Canadian credit card, and has a much wider selection of apps available than its counterpart for the Caribbean. ( likewise Amazon, Netflix etc) The people I have set up for wish generally for me to elect 'none' when in the credit card selection part of the process) Contents are tailored to market, and I guess international agreement and regulation are always determining factors. I have tried to download and install the 'Google Search' app-free ( which I use extensively on my own devices) to no avail. It does not appear to be available at all ! Of course I coach a workaround in the use of the entry window / search bar on Safari, as well as using a homes-screen bookmark for Google.com ( taken from the Safari entry) but having had this stumbling block happen twice in a month has me baffled. Is access to Google as an 'App' something that is likely to be restricted to specific countries, even if it is available when accessed through a browser ( Chrome, Safari ?) I'm no kid either, but having used technology out of necessity for 30 + years, I appreciate its benefit, but also the difficulties of huge learning curves- and for that, Steve Jobs, I will always be eternally grateful ..... When I do a local set up, and create an Apple ID for anyone here, I supply their local address, which of course involves 'Country' which is what seems to limit some of the selections in the App Store. What am I missing ....... ?