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  1. droidosis

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    Just a heads up:

    Some bloatware and preinstalled apps have updates, but they do not show in the Market's "My Apps".

    It seems the Market does not check on things that were preinstalled on the phone. Not sure if it's a bug?

    Launch Market, Go to Apps, then scroll down to "Verizon".

    NFL Mobile, Verizon Video, Video Surf, & My Verizon have updates.

    There is also an update for Adobe Flash Player in Apps, "Top Free". This does not come up unless scroll down to it to see there is an update. Same goes for other apps that are important, but came preinstalled.

    Looks like the Market only checks for updates to apps you've 'Downloaded' :(

    Another interesting thing: I installed the updated Google Music app, so I could access Google Music. It does not replace the preinstalled Google Music app. I now have two Music app/icons. I guess it does not have permission to overwrite anything that was preinstalled. Even though it's Google. Silly if you ask me.

    Not sure if it's going to make duplicates of updated bloat either? LOL.

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    in reference to the music player are you sure you have two google music players or one Blur Moto music player and One google music player?
     
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    my bad. I assumed stock was Googles player..
    coming from OG Droid.. :)

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    Updates to Google Maps also, and after scrolling down even deeper into Top Free.. updates for Google Books, Voice Search, Slacker..probably others I may have missed.

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    I was just reading this and took a look at my apps list and realized that Adobe Flash Player wasn't on the list. I searched for it and sure enough when it popped up it had an update available. After the update, it showed up on the "my app" list in the market. Maybe it'll look for updates after this. Seems like bad practice to me though, because most people aren't gonna go looking for an app like Flash Player...

    Anyway...FWIW
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  6. DanDroide

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    Don't update NFL Mobile app! I think doing so ended my free year.
     

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