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Google Play Store bug prompting repeat Android app updates - 9to5Google
A bug this evening sees the Google Play Store prompt users to repeat Android app updates they already have installed on their devices...
An odd bug this evening sees the Google Play Store prompt users to re-download Android app updates that they already have installed on their devices. Those visiting the “My app & games” section of the Play Store on Sunday evening/early Monday morning might notice that several updates are available. Most are for first-party Google apps, including: YouTube TV, Wear OS, Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Tasks Phone, Fit, and Files. Some third-party developers might also appear. That number of new updates on a weekend is in itself odd barring some critical patch. If you compare the version noted on the Google Play listing with your device’s App info page before downloading, you’ll notice that they’re identical. Some are from the last week, while others happen to be months-old. Tapping ‘Update’ will actually download the pending version as evidenced by the large Drive family of applications. However, others are lightning quick and immediately jump to “Installing.” The installs will proceed to appear under the “Recently updated” list. After you “updated” an application, it will no longer appear in the queue. Another twist to this issue is how closing Google Play from the ‘Recents’ multitasking menu will cause some of those ‘updates’ to disappear, and new ones to show up. This peculiar bug appears to be widespread, according to user reports and what we consistently encountered on several of our devices. Installing an app version you already have on your device is harmless, so there’s no real issue. That said, those with constrained internet caps might be miffed at the unnecessary data usage. More about Google Play Store: FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:
LG Velvet is the company’s revamped smartphone that emphasizes design over specs - 9to5Google
LG is teasing the name of its next new smartphone, the LG Velvet which focuses on its design over its spec sheet, just like previous reports claimed.
Between reports and official teasers, LG has been prepping something brand new for its Android smartphones. Tonight, LG has officially announced the “LG Velvet,” the first in a new line of phones that emphasizes design over specs. In a press release, LG teases “Velvet,” the new smartphone it first teased earlier week that is apparently what we expected the LG G9 to be. This new device has a radically different design from LG’s previous smartphones with a “raindrop” camera design and a “3D arc design” which curves the glass on both sides of the device. LG explains that the decision to design Velvet came from the sea of smartphones that are all essentially the same on the spec sheet. While it’s obviously not explicitly mentioned, this slightly implies that reports of LG’s next device using a lower-end Snapdragon 865 could be true. With todays smartphones becoming more and more alike and difficult to distinguish by technical specifications alone, LG Electronics (LG) is answering the challenge by embarking on a new product roadmap that will emphasize distinctive designs and tactile elegance to set itself apart. The first device to illustrate this new philosophy is the upcoming LG VELVET, featuring a unique Raindrop camera and a symmetrical, flowing form factor that is both pleasing to the eye and pleasing to touch. Further, LG confirms previous reports that its future devices will be moving away from alphanumerical names. Rather, they’ll be named based on their special features or designs. In this case, the LG Velvet’s name is based on the “lustrous smoothness and premium softness” which are characteristics of this new device. LG VELVET will be the first device to implement the companys new branding strategy for its mobile devices, moving away from alphanumerical designations in favor of familiar and expressive names that will help the consumer capture the essence of the device best suited for his or her personality and ever changing trends. The name velvet is intended to evoke images of lustrous smoothness and premium softness, two key characteristics of the new phone. LG still hasn’t confirmed any spec, pricing, or release details about this new device, but reports claim a May 15th launch. More on LG: FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news: