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    Updating apps through apk

    If you just install a newer version apk of an app, will it simply update the app and retain whatever info you currently have in it? Or will it be like a fresh install and start with no info in it? This is via astro btw, not through the market obviously
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    good question - id like to know the answer to this as well

    it seemed when i installed the new swype it erased the settings i had stored previously but i cant say for sure

    what app are you talking about here
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    most apk's will just update the app and retain the settings.
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    Yea just found this out, prompt will come up and ask you if you would like to upgrade the app. Good to know from here on out
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    What app you needing to update with an apk? Very curious about this
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    It will depend on the app coding itself, if poorly coded it will install and wipe, if better, then provisions are made for updating.

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