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Android Market: Are you getting Update Notifications?


Are you being notified when an Android Market app has an available update?

  1. Yes. I see the little 'Android shopping bag' icon in my status bar

    44 vote(s)
    58.7%
  2. No, I have to manually check the 'My Downloads' section of the Market

    26 vote(s)
    34.7%
  3. Other - Please explain below

    5 vote(s)
    6.7%

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  1. sleepyEDB

    sleepyEDB Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello,

    I've noticed that I'm not receiving notifications that apps I've downloaded from the Android Market have available updates. The user manual shows a little icon of an Android shopping bag in the 'Status Bar - Notification Icons' section (page 7), so I think something's wrong.

    For example, just today I went into the Android Market to download a new app and upon checking 'My Downloads', I noticed seven apps that had updates available. At least four of these apps had been opened and used within the last hour, and still nothing was mentioned about the update. Is anyone else noticing the same?


    EDIT: Apparently, this issue was first discovered back in June! If this is an issue on your phone, and I'm guessing it is, please post in the Google Support Page mentioned in that article. This needs to be fixed!


    sleepy
     

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    Nope , I haven't received any notification in months!
     
  3. sleepyEDB

    sleepyEDB Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Heh. You might want to glance at the My Downloads section of the Market when you get a chance. I think you'll have just a few updates available! :p


    sleepy
     
  4. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    lol , I use Atrackdog so I'm well up to date {Thankfully!} :D

    I have an idea though , It could be the fact that people use task killers and in the process killing the Market ?? I think we should reboot our phones , Start the market then add it to the exclude just to see if that helps.

    Another theory is , What if Google Has changed it so the Market checks every so many hours {but coincidentally we have already downloaded the update} ?

    Carl C ;)
     
  5. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Well-Known Member

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    sometimes i get notifications but more often than not i don't. i too was wondering if it was something with ATK (which yes, i have installed, not trying to start a debate about task killers)...but i added market to the ignore list and am still not getting any update notifications.

    is there another component that needs to be added to the ignore list to make sure they come through? i have the htc incredible...
     
  6. powell

    powell Well-Known Member

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    I have not got any notification for months. Neither my three friends, who have Android phones (altogether we have Android 1.5, 1.6 and 2.1, so apparently, version of OS is not the problem)
     
  7. decobydesign

    decobydesign Member

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    Hmm ... Had no idea you were supposed to get notifications. So I guess that's a "no".
     
  8. frmovrfnctn

    frmovrfnctn Well-Known Member

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    have gotten 2 updates in last week, one for USA Today app, and the other for Peggle
     
  9. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Well-Known Member

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    i have voted others becouse on android 1.5 i don't get a notification but on android 2.1 i get notifications when i have updates of apps
     
  10. peck1524

    peck1524 Well-Known Member

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    Same here. Since flashing a 2.1 ROM I've been getting regular notifications. Before I didn't even know this was something that was suppose to be happening.
     
  11. inaz4sun

    inaz4sun Well-Known Member

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    Yeah didn't know that I was supposed to. I've been using the Atrackdog to search for updates. I might not try it for awhile and see what happens.
     
  12. midge37

    midge37 Well-Known Member

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    Now on 2.1 and getting notifications. When on the stock 1.5 none were received.
     
  13. Chillout

    Chillout Well-Known Member

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    I get them periodically, usually every few days I'll get the notify icon in the status bar. Sometimes I just randomly check to see if there are any and download them ahead of time.
     
  14. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member

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    I get them no problem.
     
  15. xisaaaaacx

    xisaaaaacx New Member

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    Nope, I never get any notifications.. which is super annoying.
     
  16. ride_k2

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    I was getting notifications. I have turned notifications off as I would rather check them manually
     
  17. Rotor

    Rotor Well-Known Member

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    I get them quite often. Had four waiting for me when I got up this morning.
     
  18. thepinkc

    thepinkc Well-Known Member

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    I get the notifications sometimes. It really has no set schedule or anything - sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't.
     
  19. Mama Luigi

    Mama Luigi Well-Known Member

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    I've always gotten the notifications. Not that often since I manually check almost every day, but I always got them with stock 1.5, and I continued to get them after I rooted, and I'm still getting them after installing 2.1 and rooting that.
     

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