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General App Update Notification

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cboss, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. cboss

    cboss Well-Known Member
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    When I first got my Eris I think I used to get App update notifications.
    Lately I don't get them, the only way to check for app updates is to go to the market.
    Am I missing something here?
    Thanks!
     

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  2. JohnnyThumbz

    JohnnyThumbz Well-Known Member
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    Go to your downloads in the market and hit menu , then notifications. Hope this helps
     
  3. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member
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    Do you have a task killer?

    Yes?

    It is killing your market app

    so you dont get the notifications till you open it.
     
  4. IzelTokatl

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    i've personally disabled the notifications because I check it when I want instead of a background process checking all the time. I dont like my phone doing things without me wanting it to do things... (control freak) with the low CPU bandwidth I like to keep it as streamlined as possible.
     
  5. have a nexus and never get notified either.. it is very annoying. i do not have task killers and i have the notifications set to notify me
     
  6. cboss

    cboss Well-Known Member
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    Caddy, no Task Killer here.
    Checked downloads>menu>notifications and was set to notify.
     
  7. doogald

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    Mine tend to notify me eventually. In other words, if I never go into market - and I rarely do - I'll get notifications, usually overnight. But occasionally I'll go into the market and find a couple of apps with updates (in fact, that just happened), which I presume would have notified me eventually, had I not gone into the market. (I don't run a task killer/manager, just to clarify.)
     
  8. soulfetcher13

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    Not to be smart, the aps in question, have they been updated?
     
  9. this is what happens to me also.. i have just made it a habit to check daily before i go to sleep
     
  10. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
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    I get notifications on mine, but it is pretty random. I remember people doing the whole checkin thing and getting notified of an update for Pandora, but I didn't get anything. I looked the next morning and I had an update notification. At the same time I have gone into the market or checked my downloads and I will suddenly have 2 or more updates waiting and I never received a notification for any of them.
     
  11. cboss

    cboss Well-Known Member
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    Yep. My symptons exactly. Sounds like a network thing.
     
  12. IzelTokatl

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    its probably not checking as OCD'ly as some people would like it to... probably due to the fact that it checking all the time would just kill the battery.
     
  13. truelove79

    truelove79 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I'm guessing it just doesn't update very often. Most users probably don't check the market for updates as often as us nerds do. They just use their phone and if they get an update, they probably just ignore it anyway, I know my wife does. I have to update her apps for her.
     
  14. Skeletronix

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    There is an app called aTrackDog. Haven't used it. But apparently this will find any updates available. Let us know if it works!
     
  15. IzelTokatl

    IzelTokatl Well-Known Member
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  16. Skeletronix

    Skeletronix Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, i haven't installed it. I don't really care for updates in general. If it ain't broke....yadda yadda yadda. Although there is one update Im interested in.
     

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