1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have more Apps (programmes) on my pc but nothing like these constant Android app updates to these programmes. Are Android apps poorly designed or is there some other reason for this?
    02-14-2015 01:11 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I have more Apps (programmes) on my pc but nothing like these constant Android app updates to these programmes. Are Android apps poorly designed or is there some other reason for this?
    App updates are a good thing. There are constant features being added and fixes to address bugs that pop-up from app version to app version. Also, keep in mind that a particular update may only affect a couple of devices and not all. So be sure to read through the update log to see whats happening before you update.
    02-14-2015 11:54 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Also remember - most Windows programs are written by large programming teams that plan out a program for a long time, then spend another long time writing the program. If there's an update, it takes a long time to plan it and a long time to write it.

    A lot of Android apps are written by individuals, who dash off an app, then get requests for this or that change or addition and do it quickly then send out an update. The next day someone asks for something else, and there's another update in a few days. (If you wrote programs, you'd understand that there's always something to add or change - no one is ever satisfied with a program, not even the person who wrote it. If it's just a 9-5 job, you don't care about the program, you care about writing the code you're told to write.)

    Nothing says you have to take an update. If it adds something you never use, or fixes a bug in another phone, don't bother. (You have to turn off Play Store updates and updates for all the apps to be able to manually update what and when you want. If the app does what you want, run it for years.)
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    02-14-2015 08:58 PM
  4. Ron Hos's Avatar
    Thanks for your help with this.
    Ron
    02-15-2015 07:16 AM
  5. UncleRon's Avatar
    Most of the Android apps I have are NOT written by individuals. Like YouTube, Plex, Skype, Gmail, DirecTV Now, and on and on. Some of them are updated more than once a week. Every time I turn on my tablet, and especially if it has been off for a week or two, there are 10 or 20 apps that start updating--and clogging up the whole show. There is -no way- I'm going to look at all these updates to see what is in them.
    10-30-2018 08:08 PM
  6. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Turn off the auto-update then manually update the apps when it is convenient for you.
    10-31-2018 03:14 AM

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