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    Default Why Does the Same App Update Appear a Day After I Updated It?

    Occasionally, I noticed that a day or two after I've updated an app, that same app will show up on the Play Store as having an available update. However, it's the same update with the same version number to which I previously updated. The only difference is the posted date of the update.

    Other than perhaps a minor code tweak with no new features or bug fixes, anyone know why this is?
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    This happens to me all the time. Usually, I get an update hours later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJKearney View Post
    Occasionally, I noticed that a day or two after I've updated an app, that same app will show up on the Play Store as having an available update. However, it's the same update with the same version number to which I previously updated. The only difference is the posted date of the update.

    Other than perhaps a minor code tweak with no new features or bug fixes, anyone know why this is?
    IMHO, they want to nag us to bring their product(s) to our attention. I think some of the updates are a crock and I refuse to play. I've turned off all notifications and update manually IF I want to and IF I think the update is worth it. Many are not. Some programs were so annoying that I simply uninstall them.

    I have a long list of apps that need updating but, after catching on with this foolish game, I haven't updated many for months. Granted, many of the almost daily updates are for children's games. I'd remove them all except that my grandchildren enjoy them. As an aside, I turn wi-fil off whenever they use most of the games to avoid getting constant nags to try other games.

    These updates are kind of like saving a product in your Save for Later list at Amazon. Some items frequently change in price just a few pennies so you're reminded about the product by the notification screen when you enter your cart.

    Obviously there are legitimate updates to apps like after a Google Android upgrade. But you need to learn to separate the wheat from the chaff. Otherwise, your tablet will be agitating rather than fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tabletnovice View Post
    IMHO, they want to nag us to bring their product(s) to our attention. I think some of the updates are a crock and I refuse to play. I've turned off all notifications and update manually IF I want to and IF I think the update is worth it. Many are not. Some programs were so annoying that I simply uninstall them.

    I have a long list of apps that need updating but, after catching on with this foolish game, I haven't updated many for months. Granted, many of the almost daily updates are for children's games. I'd remove them all except that my grandchildren enjoy them. As an aside, I turn wi-fil off whenever they use most of the games to avoid getting constant nags to try other games.

    These updates are kind of like saving a product in your Save for Later list at Amazon. Some items frequently change in price just a few pennies so you're reminded about the product by the notification screen when you enter your cart.

    Obviously there are legitimate updates to apps like after a Google Android upgrade. But you need to learn to separate the wheat from the chaff. Otherwise, your tablet will be agitating rather than fun.
    Your opinion isn't wrong at all (it's an opinion, after all), it's just that it's somewhat the opposite of mine, so I enjoyed reading your point of view. Although I like updates, I still understand the annoyance you feel.

    Except for the redundant updates I described above, I enjoy seeing all the available updates each day, and am actually disappointed when there are none. I like to read what's changed, what new features there are, and what bugs were fixed. I always do the updates, although sometimes they make no apparent difference, and once in a while are a slight change for the worse. However, I didn't download the most recent Skype update, which took away the portrait mode option. I'll wait until they add it back before I update.

    I think updates are an essential part of the growth and improvement process for high tech products, and even updates that seem like they've gone backwards or are broken are an important for learning and development. I'd rather have too many updates and a few aggravations, than too few updates and stagnation.

    Now, if they could just fix the issue that I asked about in my original post...!
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    Well said!

    It'd be nice if Google Play added an option to downgrade to the most recent version, though, in case the most up to date version has any kind of bug.
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    I use Clickfree backup (the free version) and had backed up just a few days before the Skype update.
    After installing and findning the new version sucked, I uninstalled,then just restored my skype backup using clickfree.
    Worked great and is a good reminder to backup regularly,especially before updates.
    Right now I'm ignoring any Skype updates until I hear they put back portrait mode on the Nexus 7
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    the reason why you see the update after its update is because the developer find some bug after it is published to playstore.

    developer fix the bug and publish with the same version number but the app is modified to fix the issue.

    playstore identifies that and let you update to the recent version. technically speaking app developer has to update the version number but they dont. so they show same version but with updated app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    the reason why you see the update after its update is because the developer find some bug after it is published to playstore.
    developer fix the bug and publish with the same version number but the app is modified to fix the issue.
    playstore identifies that and let you update to the recent version. technically speaking app developer has to update the version number but they dont. so they show same version but with updated app.
    Yes, I agree it's probably a minor code tweak, but can you reference any sources to validate this assumption?
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    Lightbulb I have messages date 12/31/1969 take appear on my tablet?

    I receive messages in my in box that have the date 12/31/1969, why does that keep happing and is there a way to fix it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2106343USMC View Post
    I receive messages in my in box that have the date 12/31/1969, why does that keep happing and is there a way to fix it?
    In settings have you set the date, timezone, and checked off to use the network date?

    Are the emails with that date from the same person?
    Perhaps the person sending the emails hasn't set the correct date on their PC or device.

    12/31/1969 is a default start date on most electronic devices

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