Will apps automatically update on Android 2.2?

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Will apps automatically update on Android 2.2?
Is Android 2.1 so lacking in features that the mere mention of a possible upcoming upgrade for the Nexus One to the 2.2 build has everyone so excited? A user from the 4chan forum board, claiming to be an "Android trusted tester", posted screen shots of what supposedly was a myTouch 3G running Android 2.2. And while pictures can be faked, there is one photo that looks interesting if real. You will notice that the picture below for Google Maps has an option for the user to allow automatic updating. Yeah, manually updating 30 apps when you turn on your Android phone first thing in the morning isn't the end of the world, but it can be a bit annoying. Having the updates done automatically is just one more step that the Android OS can do to make your life easier. And while we're at it, why not have the option to rollback to the apps last build just in case the new one keeps freezing up your handset or just doesn't work. One thing that automatic updates will bring to the open source OS is a reduction in fragmentation. Instead of different people using different Android handsets using different versions of an app, automatically updating them could put all users on a level playing field. And maybe we need to focus on what these pictures really mean which is to say that we could be close to the Froyo 2.2 version of Android. As we previously reported, Google's I/O conference, which opens May 19th, would be a great time to offer the update with attending developers getting a free DROID or Nexus One. And if the OS is being changed,well why not throw in Flash 10.1 at the same time? Just asking.

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source: 4chan via Phandroid



1. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

It would be nice for an option to ONLY automatically update when wifi is connected, as not eveyone has a data plan or a limited dataplan.

7. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

If you have Android you should have an unlimited data plan, why would anyone have otherwise?

2. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

Why would you even own an android phone without a data plan?

3. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

The real question is, why the heck would you people believe anything from a "4chan forum board" are you all insane? More likely than not that image is simply a compressed collage of thousands of CP images. We're all going to jail for just looking at it now, thanks.

6. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Way funny!... good one!

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

uhmm.. yea, Tmobile and other providers wont sell you Androids without the data plan, so if you dont have it, you probably got one second hand.. yea, you really NEED data on that phone. buying an android without internet is the same mentality as this.... guy 1 "Dude, Imma buy a ferrari!!" guy 2 "sweet, lets take it for a spin!" guy 1 "naw, dude, i just bought the chassis, i didnt think i needed the engine and tires.. those cost too much" Guy 2 " so what the hell did u buy it for?" guy 1 " cuz i thought it was cool" guy 2 " ??!?!?!?!?!?!"

5. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

They could of easily just of changed the build.prop file to make it say 2.2. No real evidence of anything here...Mine says 5.0. Or maybe its true idk

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