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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by slinky, Jun 4, 2010.

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    Is there an app that can auto download and install application updates? It's so time consuming that I don't even bother downloading updates any more. While I'm glad that the developers are constantly updating applications, you just wonder whether it has to do with bugs in the OS and not that each app developer just can't get it together... still, it means hours per week downloading and updating. What do you guys do?
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    hours per week?

    it takes a few seconds per app i'd say i spend about a minute or two a week updating apps and i have ALOT of apps close to 50 or so. I get maybe 4 or 5 to update once or twice a week.


    but to answer your question there is no solution yet but comming up in android 2.2 froYo there will be an option to auto update.
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    Seconds per app... are you kidding? It takes at least 10-15 seconds just to have the Market app load itself. Verizon's Internet speed leaves something to be desired. It's not nearly as quick or responsive as AT&T's 3G and I've had both for quite a while and the Market issue might be on Google's end. Anyways, each app takes at least 40-50 seconds to go through the entire menu system and then download completely - and then there is the time to install. Let's say that it takes about a minute and change per each application. I last performed an update last week. This week it's 24 updates to download (x-scope is very often and is a big download.) That means that every week I'll be spending anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour updating my phone. Over the course of a month, that's 2-4 hours in time downloading the apps.
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    yea, but what youre not factoring into your equation is that you dont have to stare at the screen while it updates. Your phone won't update any faster with you looking at it, click update, ok, then go about your business. I just saved you hours. No thanks necessary though, I'm just one man trying to make the world a better place :icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
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    It doesn't take that much time for me. Mind you, I had to find the sweet spot for 3G in my house. I have the multimedia dock there and I generally do the updates while it's still on the dock.

    Like garrett said, Froyo is supposed to have an "Update All" option for the Market.
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    If you add up the time, it takes as much time as it takes to do. I found that I was downloading updates for some apps at least twice a week and sometimes more. One can easily be doing 30 app updates a week.. at least. It's time consuming, dock or not.

    Unfortunately, if 2.2 is anything like 2.1, we have a long, long wait on Verizon. Not holding my breath but will remain hopeful...
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    you must live in a bad area then... all my friends with AT&T are jealous on how fast Verizon's network is. so far i have gotten 8 people to drop AT&T for Verizon just on speed alone.(not to mention better phones)

    i'm not kidding if it takes longer then 10 seconds to update an app its running slow.

    another thing that might help is you don't have to wait for the 1st update to finish before you start the next one. just go through them all really quick and you can have 6 or 7 apps updating at the same time.
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    yet another good point. Between myself and garrett, we have saved you multiple hours now. Choose a bunch of apps to update at the same time, then put it in your pocket
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