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Why are most of my apps on my new umx android saying updated December 31 2008, please help

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Most of my apps on my new umx android reflect December 312008 as being updated, I can't override forcestop or disable said apps...please help
 

VidJunky

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Welcome to Android Central.

Apps that cannot be disabled or force stopped are almost always system apps, which means that they are necessary for the device to operate correctly. We shouldn't try to disable system apps unless we know what we're doing. It can lead to a lot of bad. As for why do they have older dates, that's a question for the manufacturer. Why do they name things com dot like, com.whateverapp? It's just what they do. Is having an older date on something affecting the way your device works, is it preventing it from getting updates, does it mean your phone is outdated? It means nothing and I doubt you'll find anyone who can tell you why it looks like some apps haven't been updated in 14 years.

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Most of my apps on my new umx android reflect December 312008 as being updated, I can't override forcestop or disable said apps...please help
According to Windows 10, I installed it in 1969. Runs pretty good for an ancient OS.

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Welcome to Android Central! Those apps are almost certainly preinstalled system apps or bloatware apps, which can't be disabled. There's nothing wrong with them.

UMX makes very cheap phones, typically for the US government's free phone program for low income citizens. Do not expect these phones to perform like a flagship phone or to have a lot of storage to install a lot of apps to. They are very basic phones for very basic use, like making/receiving calls/texts, and installing a few small apps.