Market Update Problems

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by calguy19, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. calguy19

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    I noticed the Android Market automatically updated on my Droid X (GB 2.3.3). It's different - different layout, also constains books and movies as well as apps. It has some problems with apps: "My apps" is different - no longer chronological order display, with reqd updates at top. Now installed apps are in alphabetical order, with required updates in a special section at top of display. (Some installed apps are missing, but can be found manually by searching for that app using the search function.) Problem is, there is no provision to do the update. Tapping on an app listed in the update section brings up the app page, with app info, and two options: OPEN or UNINSTALL. No option to UPDATE. You'd have to do the uninstall, and then re-install (losing all your saved data for that app). Also, even if you do that, the app remains listed in the Update Section.

    Also on menu, Settings - can no longer turn of notification of update getting sent to your status bar.

    This update happens automatically when you open the current version of Market. The next time you open Market, you get the new version.

    There is also a section at the bottom of "My Apps" called "Not Installed". The apps which appear there are unpredictable.
     
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    Noticed the same just now - no update selection?
     
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    They've fixed it - sort of. Some updates are not really updates - they have the same version level as the one you installed. Check the END of the app description to see version level and date of that update. You can check the versions of all your apps as follows: install ASTRO file manager. Under menu, select tools, applications. It will scan all your apps (for backing up). It displays the version level of each app - very handy. Also - BACK UP ALL YOUR APPS. It only takes 5-10 minutes. Then if you install an update that doesn't work (seems to hapen a lot), uninstall it, and restore the earlier version from your backup. Works great. Adao file manager has a similar feature.

    Anyway, if you wait with an app that doesn't have an update option, they usually repost the latest version in a few hours which has the correct version level. Then you can do the update.