03-22-2014 02:16 AM
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  1. RionDunn's Avatar
    Hey guys, I have a Nexus 5 running 4.4.2. I heard recently that Google is updating the play store and has pushed out a new update to Google keyboard. I haven't received these updates yet, I know it takes awhile for the updates to be pushed to the devices but aren't the Nexus line up supposed to receive them first? When an update is available for the keyboard, store etc. Will I see these updates via play store like everything else? Btw. I am still running Google keyboard 2.0 (latest version) and I am in Canada.

    Any help will be great!

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    03-19-2014 05:48 PM
  2. crxssi's Avatar
    I saw the same article you did, and I wondered the same thing.
    03-19-2014 05:53 PM
  3. frenziedfemale's Avatar
    The keyboard update will be available on the play store.but the play store update itself will just happen ...usually after you open the app at some random time.
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    03-19-2014 06:16 PM
  4. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    Google likes to slowly roll out updates. I bet it will hit you in the next few days.

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    03-19-2014 07:37 PM
  5. RionDunn's Avatar
    OK cool. That's what I assumed was going to happen. I'm interested in seeing what this Google keyboard is going to be like. It seems like a cool idea.

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    03-19-2014 09:46 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Nexus devices are first in line for system updates, not app updates. We all have to wait like everyone else ...
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    03-19-2014 11:48 PM
  7. RionDunn's Avatar
    Nexus devices are first in line for system updates, not app updates. We all have to wait like everyone else ...
    Thanks for the confirmation B.Diddy. that's a good point, and never thought of it like that. Is there a maximum time line in how long we would have to wait, day a week for example?

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    03-20-2014 08:02 AM
  8. jj14x's Avatar
    Thanks for the confirmation B.Diddy. that's a good point, and never thought of it like that. Is there a maximum time line in how long we would have to wait, day a week for example?
    B.Diddy is right - Nexus devices are first in line for system updates. Even for those, they are gradually rolled out in phases. It serves two purposes.
    1. It allows Google to address any issues that they didn't anticipate, before it rolls out to everyone (and causes a more widespread issue)
    2. Less load on their servers (though I'm not sure that is really a big concern for Google)


    I suspect it is the same reason for app updates too. From what I've seen, it takes anywhere from 1 day to a month for the update to be available to all. If you want to get it sooner, you can hop on over to androidpolice and download the apk from there (keyboard URL). I've done that when I get impatient, and they seem to be fairly reliable (claim to check for cryptographic signature to ensure that the apk wasn't tampered).
    I do not work for AP, so use your judgement of course.
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    03-20-2014 08:53 AM
  9. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    I just got the Keyboard update.

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    03-20-2014 09:09 PM
  10. crxssi's Avatar
    I just got the Keyboard update.
    Me too
    03-20-2014 09:34 PM
  11. RionDunn's Avatar
    I just got the Keyboard update.

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    I just got the update as well. Pretty cool. I like the blue color option. Leery me know what you guys think with the new Google suggestions. If you notice a difference or not. Thanks for the update!

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    03-20-2014 11:05 PM
  12. RionDunn's Avatar
    Apparently I can't spell. I meant let me know!

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    03-20-2014 11:06 PM
  13. RionDunn's Avatar
    🙌🙋

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    03-20-2014 11:07 PM
  14. neonworm's Avatar
    Apparently I can't spell. I meant let me know!

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    You can edit posts
    03-20-2014 11:10 PM
  15. Superevangelist12's Avatar
    I still haven't gotten the Play store update.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-21-2014 01:27 AM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I only got mine yesterday. Just gotta be patient.
    03-21-2014 01:29 AM
  17. MBSMD's Avatar
    I still haven't gotten the Play store update.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Neither have I.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-21-2014 03:29 AM
  18. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I got the update, but it doesn't seem to be a big update. I did see the option to make the gesture streak blue. But I didn't mind the white streak. Other than that, I really don't see a difference in functionality or performance.
    03-21-2014 04:59 AM
  19. bulletmark's Avatar
    It serves two purposes.
    1. It allows Google to address any issues that they didn't anticipate, before it rolls out to everyone (and causes a more widespread issue)
    2. Less load on their servers (though I'm not sure that is really a big concern for Google)
    One of the things that has annoyed me about Android is the random/slow rate of updates compared to iOS. Apple seem to be able to update to a new version of iOS for ALL devices (old and new) at the same time. Given that, I suggest the 2nd reason above is not valid unless you think Apple have better and bigger servers than Google. To me it just frustrates users. Google should change it so that an update is available if a user manually/explicitly checks for it.
    03-21-2014 06:05 AM
  20. RionDunn's Avatar
    You can edit posts
    Oh ya? How?

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    03-21-2014 08:33 AM
  21. jj14x's Avatar
    One of the things that has annoyed me about Android is the random/slow rate of updates compared to iOS. Apple seem to be able to update to a new version of iOS for ALL devices (old and new) at the same time. Given that, I suggest the 2nd reason above is not valid unless you think Apple have better and bigger servers than Google. To me it just frustrates users. Google should change it so that an update is available if a user manually/explicitly checks for it.
    That's an excellent idea that I think Sprint was planning to try out for one of their recent OS updates (it didn't work, at least not based on the reports).
    Basically, it would work just as you recommended. For enthusiasts who want the update NOW, and are mashing the "check for updates" on the OS update (or are visiting the play store for app updates), give them the updates then. For the large majority of folks, who don't even know about the OS/App updates, push it out at the current schedule.
    There has to be more behind Google's current process, but we users don't know
    03-21-2014 09:45 AM
  22. jj14x's Avatar
    Oh ya? How?
    Not sure if serious, or joking... but just in case you don't know, you should see the "Edit post" button right below your post (assuming you are logged in to the site). Click it, and edit away

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    03-21-2014 09:47 AM
  23. neonworm's Avatar
    Oh ya? How?

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    Push on the post and then select edit.
    03-21-2014 11:50 AM
  24. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    Oh ya? How?

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    On Tapatalk tap your post. Then hit the pencil button.

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    03-21-2014 11:53 AM
  25. LeoRex's Avatar
    There has to be more behind Google's current process, but we users don't know
    Nah... they just don't want to grenade an entire class of phones by releasing an update that had a defect that got one past the goalie.

    Keep in mind that Apple only has to deal with an extremely limited number of devices and operating systems. And even then, they've blasted out updates that have caused some issues.

    When Google sends out an update for, say, Google Play.... the number of different combinations of Android versions, device AND carriers is staggering... and impossible to check through. I saw a chart... I think it might have been on Gizmodo or something, that showed the fragmentation.... Phone models, versions of Andriod they are on and what carrier they were loaded on. It was an INSANE graphic...and the data was gathered from visits to some random mobile web site (might have been a store or something, can't remember, but it wasn't Google's data).

    I can only imagine the DB Google is looking at when they say "OK, who is going to get this GMail update?"
    03-21-2014 05:01 PM
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