1. expidia's Avatar
    I get so tired of seeing app update notifications every time I look at my Charge. I know when we use free apps there is always a trade off in that they say they want to update the app but I'm sure they only want to track where you have been so they can sell your preferences to marketers.

    I think I have it checked off to update automatically (I don't even know where that feature is anymore).

    What is most annoying is I'm constantly getting up dates on the bloatware I don't even use.

    Other than the bloatware apps and rooting the device, how do users handle all these constant updates???
    12-12-2011 10:44 AM
  2. heggood's Avatar
    I set mine to auto update and not to notify me of an update. Doesn't bother me any longer as it once did.

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
    12-12-2011 10:50 AM
  3. expidia's Avatar
    I set mine to auto update and not to notify me of an update. Doesn't bother me any longer as it once did.

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
    Thanks for that reply. Could you point me to where I would do that on the Charge? The only place I saw to do that was when I originally installed a particular program.. How do I indicate not to notify me after the programs are already installed.

    Thx
    12-12-2011 12:23 PM
  4. heggood's Avatar
    Open Android Market>menu>settings

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
    12-12-2011 12:28 PM
  5. heggood's Avatar
    It will still let u know when a app has been updated but u can just hit clear on the notification bar.

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
    12-12-2011 12:54 PM
  6. expidia's Avatar
    It will still let u know when a app has been updated but u can just hit clear on the notification bar.

    Sent from my Fake, delayed, overdramatized Galaxy Nexus
    Great. got it. I never new the market had a settings option so I never thought to look there to uncheck notifications.

    Thx again.
    12-12-2011 01:25 PM
  7. lordbear's Avatar
    One can learn a lot by exploring every option in every app. It's how I got into IT - I was just curious and explored beyond my immediate objective. There are gems hiding behind preferences/options/settings in all software.
    12-13-2011 05:30 PM
  8. JihadSquad's Avatar
    I know when we use free apps there is always a trade off in that they say they want to update the app but I'm sure they only want to track where you have been so they can sell your preferences to marketers.
    Actually, when you look at the app in the market, there is a changelog and devs actually add new features or fix bugs with each update. Free apps are supported by donations or ad revenue, NOT collecting and selling your data.
    12-14-2011 02:29 PM
  9. MaxBuck2's Avatar
    I'm foursquare against automatic updates. If an app is doing what you want and need, why would you want to update? In my experience, updated apps typically offer little new functionality but add unpleasant side effects. Examples of apps that were better in old versions (for my purposes) include AndiCar (auto mileage and cost tracking), SmoothCalendar, and WeatherBug.

    When I get the daily notification of updates, I just hit the Clear button. Maybe once a week I'll visit the apps market to see what problems each of the updates purportedly solves. If it's something useful, I update; otherwise not.

    Just another approach, and each to his own.
    12-14-2011 03:43 PM
  10. Miklos Keresztes's Avatar
    Hi MaxBuck2!

    I am the developer of AndiCar and I would like to ask you why the older version of AndiCar is better than the current version?

    Best wishes
    Miklos Keresztes
    11-06-2013 03:41 AM
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