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Issue 4817: Market: Update all apps with 2 clicks
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Reported by c.brueggemann94, Nov 15, 2009
I have going through all my updates and have to hit the update button on 
every app.

How about an "update all"-button which then shows a summary of the maybe new 
permissions the apps require?

Greetings from Germany,

Christian Br├╝ggemann
Nov 15, 2009
#1 brucedeschacht@googlemail.com
The iPhone does it, why not android?
Nov 15, 2009
#2 peterpha...@gmail.com
A great suggestion, i know a lot of people that just don't have the time to go and 
manually update every single application on their phone. The market will continuously 
remind them that updates are available and what not, but it sometimes isn't practical 
at all. Updates for some applications come so frequently, most people may be spending 
more time updating than actually using the application itself.
Nov 15, 2009
#3 tomrile...@gmail.com
As a developer I feel some feature for users to easily update is essential.

Even though I get quite annoyed when people don't update applications, I understand 
why! Its simply too time consuming downloading 10 or more updates at a time.

However! The market is not part of the AOSP and is proprietary software by google 
therefore maybe the market team need to come forth and give us more details on future 
updates since this code tracker is for the AOSP.
Nov 15, 2009
#4 georgeki...@gmail.com
This important and needed. A simple fix which will improve the user experience. It is
very pesky and even time consuming, turning it into a nuisance having to update one
application at a time.
Nov 15, 2009
#5 weigeng....@gmail.com
for us with hundreds of apps installed... this is definitely appealing on every level
Nov 15, 2009
#6 matthew....@gmail.com
+1 for this plan. Manually going through and updating each app is a pain. However,
for this to be instituted in a way that makes a worthwhile improvement, I don't think
just having an "Update All" button would be that big of a change.

If the "Update All" button were actually a "Queue All" button, giving the choice to
not update certain apps via a checklist of some kind, this idea will be gold.
Nov 16, 2009
#7 WesGar...@gmail.com
Ack though this is AOSP, we need to get Google to look at this then have it starred with them lol
Nov 16, 2009
#10 jbq+legacy@google.com
(No comment was entered for this change.)
Labels: Component-Google Subcomponent-Market
Nov 18, 2009
#11 lar...@gmail.com
I'll definitely use this kind of application
I didn't turn market on for 2 days and I have to update more than 40 apps
:(

IT'S PAINFUL  

I don't see no point to have this missing application which give you the chance to
select what you need to update, order and eventually chose to use only wireless (not
to use GSM/GPRS....) , and have a check for answer yes to all (even if some apps will
have problems with the updates) 

please please please make this app
Nov 18, 2009
#12 andrewrb...@gmail.com
This would be really useful. Have an option to update all (and exclude certain ones) and only 
notify me if the permissions for the program are different.
Nov 21, 2009
#13 wayne.sc...@gmail.com
This is one of the more useful functions on iPhone and it's annoying to have to go
through and individually update (and acknowledge) each and every application that has
been an update waiting. I'd like a one click update too please.
Nov 24, 2009
#14 jbpound...@gmail.com
This really is needed.
Nov 27, 2009
#15 travelin...@gmail.com
i will not update till there is this app, please google do your work....

universal wish to digital akasha CHRONIC

UPDATE ALL PLEASE WITH ONE CLICK:::
Nov 28, 2009
#16 renefore...@gmail.com
[quote]Comment 12 by andrewrbrown1, Nov 18, 2009
This would be really useful. Have an option to update all (and exclude certain ones) 
and only notify me if the permissions for the program are different.[/quote]
This would be wounderfull, or an autoupdate checkbox for every app. Default is off.
Nov 28, 2009
#17 justin%l...@gtempaccount.com
+1 please add this! Many people are asking for this.
Dec 3, 2009
#18 crow...@gmail.com
An 'update all' type option is really needed here. 
Dec 6, 2009
#19 kkruse.1987@googlemail.com
Definetly a "must have or the app is crap"-feature. I just get mad about all these manual updating. +1 
Dec 13, 2009
#21 ferranb@gmail.com
Or some option not to trust apps to be automatically updated
Dec 17, 2009
#22 benjamin...@gmail.com
I agree with #12. It would work well if we could exclude apps and not install new versions that have 
different permissions requirements. Then we could review the apps that changed permissions 
requirements manually. Maybe an "I don't care" button for people who don't pay attention to app 
permissions.
Dec 18, 2009
#23 timk...@gmail.com
great suggestion.  I hate having to updated 8-9 apps independently.
Dec 20, 2009
#25 connelly...@gmail.com
Perhaps part of the problem is that the Android team have never looked at the Apple
products. The iPhone/iPod has built in functionality for automatic notification and
one-click updating of apps.

BTW, in the meantime, there is a fairly decent tool in the Market called: aTrackDog.
It is a bit buggy and slow but it will track all your installed apps (and even
optionally track uninstalled apps) for updates.
Dec 22, 2009
#26 tje...@gmail.com
I have currently 52 updates pending, due to some problems only 20% of the updates 
actually install succesfully. This thus would take me over 3 hours to update all the apps.

In other words: Yes google, this is a real issue.

Can somebody from google comment on this issue: is it going to be implemented, if not 
why?
Dec 25, 2009
#27 eash...@gmail.com
Isn't this something somebody could create an app for?  Or is that functionality
restricted in the API?
Dec 30, 2009
#28 gary.hym...@gmail.com
  Agree on this suggestion! Having to hit the screen four times just to update each 
app? Come on Google, fix this one! Give us the option to update all like IPOD and 
IPHONE!
Dec 31, 2009
#29 a.kosenkov
@benjaminjwd
> Maybe an "I don't care" button for people who don't pay attention to app 
permissions.

Pepole don't care about permissions just because of spammy user-interface of the 
Package Manager itselft - permissions screen is shown TOO OFTEN to be regarded as 
significant.

After ten/hundred upates of applications (all permissions are shown every time), I'm 
sure that NOBODY pays attention to the list.

I think that the best solution would be:
- ONLY NEW permissions should be shown on the update screen.
- Market needs global autoupdate setting that will ask for user attention ONLY if 
some new permissions will be added.

This way we'll solve two significant usability issues: secure autoupdate and increase 
user attention to permissions.
Dec 31, 2009
#30 mosa...@gmail.com
GREAT idea a.kosenkov. I totally agree with the fact that nobody pays attention. Just 
wait until something sneaks in and abuses the settings of the users and some scandal 
comes up. That will be hugely damaging to Android .. better fix that before it happens.
Jan 6, 2010
#31 clcdan....@gmail.com
I might have mentioned elsewhere; implement QR codes in the Market.  BTW, speaking of 
security, I just the Droid native chrome browser just caught Uservoice having an 
outdated Cert - naughty!  In this case the user of Uservoice is backupify.com (but, not 
their fault)
Jan 7, 2010
#32 IvoT...@gmail.com
Market - Downloads - Update All would make my day
Jan 7, 2010
#34 connelly...@gmail.com
As I have previously mentioned, perhaps one of the problems is that no one, on the
Android team, owns an iPod or iPhone. They certainly seem clueless as to what is
important to users, in terms of smartphone features or just plain phone features. On
that note, I thought I could help by providing a graphic example of the the
differences between Android OS 1.5 and Apple's iPhone Interface. 

Why only Android OS 1.5? Because, due the another serious Android failure (and in
contrast to iPhone), my carrier and hardware provider (HTC) actually dictate which OS
I am stuck with (unless I root and roll my own OS).

I really don't wish to appear so sarcastic/mean, however, since April 2008 I have
seen little to no progress in correcting the glaringly obvious problems with Android
issues. At least one of the problems with my Android had put me into a near
life-threatening situation! As a result, I be forced to pay full price for an iPhone
(because of my 3yr contract with my HTC Magic). 

Oh, and what is with the Android team coining the term "Superphone". They actually
believe the Android is the first superphone? Are you kidding me, are they truly this
clueless? In terms of functionality or user experience, the Android offers NOTHING
that is better than the iPhone! Sorry folks, maybe OS 3.x but certainly not OS 2.x
and absolutely not OS 1.5!

Why do I bother? Because I REALLY WANT ANDROID TO IMPROVE! For all the money and
apparent talent that is available to Google, it is incredibly disappointing to see
such slow progress!

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Jan 7, 2010
#35 nicholas...@gmail.com
Shawn, one thing worth noting:
http://www.androidguys.com/2010/01/06/canadians-complained-htc-listened/

The Magic is getting an update to Sense 1.5 shortly and 2.1 later this year.  So... 
yeah.  You won't be stuck w/ base 1.5 for long.  ;)
Jan 7, 2010
#36 connelly...@gmail.com
Thanks nicholastang, I am aware of this. However, it is only a one-time update and
quite frankly, OS 2.x doesn't solve nearly enough problems with Android.
Additionally, by the time my contract ends (2 years from now), I expect that my
Android OS will have become long-outdated.

Until the Android team get their act together and learn a few things from Apple, this
will be nothing more than a hacker's phone!
Jan 7, 2010
#37 mili...@gmail.com
Since you can't delete an app from the Market download list, in addition to an
"Update-all", I'd like to see a checkbox so I could decide which apps I want to
update.  The Market needs some serious work.  I was patient at first, but I'm
beginning to lose it.  Either open source it so others can fix it or fix the damn app 
Jan 7, 2010
#38 connelly...@gmail.com
Can anyone tell me if this is the 'official' public bug reporting database used by
the Android team?

If it is than noticing that only about 20 of the reported issues are actually
assigned to Android staff is truly depressing. And of those 20 issues, most are very
simple fixes.

All of the serious issues, are still serious issues after more than a year!

This particular  issue #4817 , is not a serious issue but rather a DOH! OBVIOUS issue
to improve user experience. 

What makes me laugh (or cry) is that the Android team were really excited about the
'huge' improvements to the Market with the launch of OS 1.6. If those minor cosmetic
changes are what they consider 'huge' well.... now I can understand why they also
think the Android deserves the title of 'superphone'. 

These guys are really living in an alternate reality where the iPhone and the Palm
Pre do not exist to them. That sums it up for me!

Comment 37  by milindr, Today (50 minutes ago): You are exactly correct. Deleting an
app is also not as simple as it is on the other smartphones.
Jan 12, 2010
#39 penguinp...@gmail.com
Exactly, this isn't serious, but when added to other inconveniences it becomes a
serious trend.  A simple feature like this that would increase the quality of the
users experience should be prioritized higher, IMHO.  I mean, this can't be hard to
implement . . . 
Jan 13, 2010
#40 ManMythL...@gmail.com
Much needed feature.

I refuse to bother with updates when I see theres a dozen of them knowing I have to
go one by one.
Jan 14, 2010
#41 tje...@gmail.com
Me to, if they don't implement this feature i will not update my applications anymore. 
Too bad.

Can somebody from Google comment on his issue?
Jan 15, 2010
#42 konrad.m...@gmail.com
Could someone in google implement this half an hour long feature between ping and
pong please?
Jan 18, 2010
#43 craigat
I have a load of apps installed (all free, keep the freebies coming) it'd be really
sensible to just be able to update them all.  Hardly anyone reads the blurb,
licensing details and change notes.  Just let us update and carry on doing whatever
else we were doing.
Jan 18, 2010
#44 c.kropfb...@gmail.com
I suggest to consider to implement the following options:

( ) never group updates
(o) group updates when of apps that permissions have not changed (recommended)
( ) group all updates

[ ] include updates in group that include change of commercial status
[ ] include updates in group that change terms and conditions

Legend:
( ) depicts a radio button control (one of many)
[ ] depicts a check box user interface control

A "group" would contain all updates for applications that can be installed with only two clicks.

What do you think?
Jan 25, 2010
#45 cbpar...@gmail.com
Please add an 'update all' function.
Jan 25, 2010
#46 LandOfTr...@gmail.com
This is a big issue for many with a massive amount of apps installed on there devices and this should be 
added soon.
Jan 26, 2010
#47 ted.pav...@gmail.com
There are security issues with an "Update All" button. At the moment, you confirm
that you are OK with each updated application having access to specific parts of your
phone (e.g., your personal information, your phone calls, stuff that can cost you
money, etc.). With an "Update All" like the iPhone, you would be granting access to
every app at once.

Having said that, there must be a way to make updating a bunch of apps simultaneously
easier. For example, it could act as if you had manually gone and clicked "Update" on
each app. Then it could give you an opportunity to accept or reject updates for each
individual application in a sequence. That would at least make things less painful.
Jan 26, 2010
#48 arcticmo...@gmail.com
@ted.pavlic,

Or just ask you for the ones that have changed, that would be easier, apps hardly ever 
change what access they want. 
Jan 26, 2010
#49 Etha...@gmail.com
If you don't trust the developer, you shouldn't have installed the application in the 
first place.  The Android market should have a strict no-removal-of-functionality 
clause in its terms of developer use.

In the mean time, artcticmonkey's suggestion seems ..better than what it is now, for 
sure.
Jan 26, 2010
#50 ted.pav...@gmail.com
@EthanA2 (comment 49): It's not entirely about trust -- there is also feature creep.
Someone may have an Android phone with limited or costly data features. An app that
grows its feature set to start including default features that use network access
would be problematic for someone who blindly updated without realizing the new
features were there.

@arcticmonkey (comment 48)'s suggestion does seem like a good one. Android should be
able to compare the access already granted to an installed app with the access
requested by its update. It is probably best to have a setting in the market which
tells it what to do when those lists match -- by default, the setting could assume
the user will continue to grant access to the app.
Jan 26, 2010
#51 mili...@gmail.com
I don't agree with arcticmonkey.  Many apps, as they add features, change
permissions.  I also don't agree with EthanA2 that apps should not remove
functionality (unless I misunderstood what he meant).  An app could try something. 
Not finding it useful or flawed may want to remove the functionality and hence remove
the permission for it.

I prefer #44's idea of grouping the apps being updated.
Jan 26, 2010
#52 trej...@gmail.com
@48 is right - if no change in access required, permit one-click update ("Update all 
applications whose permissions have not changed").  Then prompt for updates to apps 
that have changed permissions, individually.  

Grouping apps by multiple discrete fields (types of access) would create an obscene 
number of options, possibly as bad as just doing the apps one at a time.
Jan 26, 2010
#53 healy.be...@gmail.com
How about an option that can be set to have the user update one-by-one, all at once 
(with individual permissions), all at once (with a single permissions page that has the 
aggregation of the permissions of all the apps to upgrade), and all at once (auto-
authenticate permissions)?
That way, everyone can have it their way, default would obviously be one-by-one.
Jan 26, 2010
#54 trej...@gmail.com
@53 0 That works for me.  Go get it done, Google.  ;)
Jan 26, 2010
#55 Etha...@gmail.com
Or you could do it the way Ubuntu does--  All updates for all
installed apps are presented with optional details and you can go
through and unckeck any you don't want, then you run them, and it
downloads and installs them all without further intervention and let's
you know when it's done.
Jan 26, 2010
#56 arcticmo...@gmail.com
@53

Yes, to be honest, I don't care how the feature works, ask questions, or don't ask 
questions, give loads of options or don't give loads of options, whatever. I just 
want to not have to update them all manually and go through about 3 screens on each. 
At the moment most of my apps are very out of date just because I can't be bothered 
to spend my time to update them all individually.

Also they need to stop bringing these features in on new versions my phone doesn't 
support, basic things like this should be added to 1.5 upwards. But I imagine the 
best that will happen is that it appears in 2.3 or a version that HTC won't bother to 
make work for my phone.
Jan 26, 2010
#57 pfmil...@gmail.com
@53,

I'm not sure how useful an aggregated list of permissions would be if you can't see
which permissions are changed from before and go with what app.

We need to avoid over-complicating things, this device is mostly aimed at regular
users not sysadmins. Keep the manual update as it is now for those who want to see
detailed permissions lists, and add an Update All button to update everything with
unchanged permissions for those who don't want all the extra details. It should then
ask about apps with changed permissions individually while only showing what is changed.

I don't see a need for any of the other suggested Update All options. They don't seen
to add anything not already covered.
Jan 28, 2010
#58 Yus...@gmail.com
Nevermind what kind of it will be done, just done this f..ing feature, Google. :)
Jan 28, 2010
#59 Brian.A....@gmail.com
To both Google and Apple, for a store program that's actually done right, look up
Cydia by Jay Freeman for jailbroken iPhones.
Jan 30, 2010
#60 p.koeni...@gmail.com
That's a good idea..
I really hate it when there are 10 updates and it takes minutes to update all..
Jan 30, 2010
#61 maarten....@gmail.com
This is absolutely a requirement.

As for the permissions, why not display a notification if and only if permissions change from one 
version to another?

Just down all apps and create an aggregate list for those apps. The others may just install (without 
notification). I do think automated updates should also be available.

Don't forget that out of date apps are also a security risk.
Jan 31, 2010
#62 fearph...@gmail.com
For comparison, Advanced Task Manager allows you to select multiple applications 
(checkboxes) and uninstall them all at once. During the process, you see each 
applications uninstall notes and you have to accept the uninstall. It just automates 
the process a bit. The market could do the same thing. It would essentially create a 
list of updates to make. After one completed, it would attempt to update the next in 
line.
Feb 2, 2010
#63 greta...@gmail.com
i am a new user of android-nexus one.  how do i locate the updates available for my 
installed apps?  they appeared in the notification bar once, i looked at it, had to 
sync gtasks before clicking 'update', went out of notifications to sync gtasks...now 
i don't know how to get back to the spot to update the apps.  please help.  thanks!  
greta
Feb 2, 2010
#64 BAbdulB...@gmail.com
Greta,

Go to Market, click on Menu, then Downloads and you should see them in the order you
downloaded them. It took me a while finding this too.

Bassam
Feb 20, 2010
#65 melege...@gmail.com
An update all feature would be great! In addition, it should search for updates on
all installed apps.  For example, if I backup my phone using an app such as my backup
for, then install the apps that were backed up, android market doesn't find updates
for most of these apps unless I find them again in the market and re-download them. 
Google should be thinking of ease of use and functionality, not just the "oh that's
cool that my phone can do that, but  it's pretty much useless".

Thank You
Feb 23, 2010
#68 Etha...@gmail.com
I've had 25 pending updates on my Droid for several weeks but I'm too lazy to do them.  
Every once in a while I check for the one for multitouch in the browser..
Feb 26, 2010
#69 ryanc...@gmail.com
Agreed. Update-all would be awesome
Feb 26, 2010
#70 SonGo...@gmail.com
This would greatly be beneficial.
Feb 27, 2010
#71 pldoolit...@gmail.com
unstarring.  People just can't resist adding "me too" and other useless drivel even though it 
gets sent to everyone.  Bet these same people don't even star the threads...

If this is you, consider reading a thread and the forum protocol before gracing everyone 
with you wisdom.
Feb 27, 2010
#72 frankuni...@gmail.com
Update-All is definitely needed.

@pldoolittle, what?
Feb 27, 2010
#73 ian.clarke
Unstarring too, for crying out loud people - stop with the "me too" comments, if you agree with the bug, star it.
Feb 27, 2010
#74 pldoolit...@gmail.com
@frankunited- Google does not look at "add me" posts to determine the demand for an 
issue. They look at the number of stars. Hence, posting "add me" to a thread serves 
no purpose. 

So why is it bad to post an add me? Because whenever anyone posts to a thread, your 
post is emailed to *everyone* who has starred it. Whenever a thread devolves to an 
endless parade of "this is definitely needed" posts, the users who have starred the 
post grow tired of having their inbox and unstar as I have done. This reduces the 
attention it receives from google and slows it's resolution.

Bottom line:  Don't post to a google code thread unless your post contributes to the 
resolution of the problem.
Mar 2, 2010
#75 omal...@gmail.com
This would be very extremely helpful.
Mar 2, 2010
#76 nicolas....@gmail.com
*PLEASE, do not post "I want it too" and "It would be nice" comments... Everyone that
has favorited this issue is receiving an e-mail everytime you post a useless comment
like that.*

If you want this done, just star (favorite) the issue and wait for it.

Sorry for everyone receiving and e-mail with my post, but it's really annoying that
people can't read simple instructions.
Mar 2, 2010
#77 joseph.o...@gmail.com
me too. 


Mar 2, 2010
#78 bhaxpr...@gmail.com
Can we also add, PLEASE do not post "PLEASE do not post 'me too's" as being just as 
annoying as "me, too's"?  I find it even MORE annoying than getting notified of 
metoo's.  Thanks! :)

PS I realize I was just part of the annoying...it's a vicious cycle.
Mar 2, 2010
#79 velo...@gmail.com
less one start
Mar 2, 2010
#80 pldoolit...@gmail.com
I just heard that this feature is under development.  Unfortunately the install requires that 
you read and follow some basic instructions, which means the "Me Too" crowd will never 
get to use it...

I would suggest that we post here so they will know about it, but that obviously doesn't 
work either..
Mar 2, 2010
#81 omal...@gmail.com
That sucks. Good to know. Will not post useless comments anymore.
Mar 2, 2010
#82 omal...@gmail.com
So is this a place where google officially picks up ideas/features and starts work on 
them or is this place for third party developers like cynademoidonoind to develop their 
hacked versions and we install from here or somethin?

If it ain't official, its prwetty much useless for me
Mar 2, 2010
#83 chris@orr.me.uk
Crikey.  "Minus one star" posts are quite possibly even worse than "me too"s.

Can we all just accept that people are stupid, aren't going to read what anybody else
has previously written, and will continue to blindly add their "me too"s.  Nor is
Google likely to bother improving the interface of Google Code to make email updates
configurable (and therefore usable for large projects), Bugzilla-style.

I'm sure the Android team is quite aware of this issue, and that there is little
correlation between the star count on this issue tracker and what the Android team
fixes or implements next.  So feel free to un-star this and continue waiting patiently.
Mar 2, 2010
#84 omal...@gmail.com
Do you mean starring or no starring doesnt make a difference? 

Ive been starring requests/ideas for the past thirty minutes from this list like an 
idiot!!
Mar 2, 2010
#85 kostmo
GMail -> click "Create a Filter" -> Subject = "Re:  Issue 4817  in android" -> click
"Next Step" -> check "Skip the Inbox" -> click "Create filter".

Preserves your "starred" support for the issue without the noise. Meanwhile:
https://code.google.com/p/support/issues/detail?id=1108
Mar 9, 2010
#86 VonDieFinsternis
This is definably a problem.
Mar 9, 2010
#87 code6...@gmail.com
Quiet, this is a library.
Mar 9, 2010
#88 omal...@gmail.com
...husssshhh......you'll wake up the gremlins!!!

/end sarcasm
Mar 9, 2010
#89 pldoolit...@gmail.com
The gremlins left when the trolls took over...
Mar 13, 2010
#90 marcjulcar@gmail.com
Please we want the "update all" button! I won't buy an Android anymore without it!
Mar 20, 2010
#91 jfrancoi...@gmail.com
I want this! UPDATE ALL
Mar 20, 2010
#92 p.koeni...@gmail.com
Please press the star at the top left if you want this. Comments doesn't count
Mar 20, 2010
#93 jfrancoi...@gmail.com
Done, thx.
Apr 5, 2010
#95 bkhang...@gmail.com
WE NEED THIS! 
Apr 5, 2010
#96 code6...@gmail.com
Oh yeah! Just make it say if any permissions were added. If it's the same or removed,
nobody cares.

PS: Spam! Spam! Spam!
Apr 5, 2010
#97 ohte...@gmail.com
I vote for it too
Apr 7, 2010
#98 romaingu...@gtempaccount.com
 Issue 5767  has been merged into this issue.
Apr 8, 2010
#99 baro...@gmail.com
Add my vote too!! I'm seriously on the verge of going for an iPhone because of this one 
single stupid problem!
Apr 8, 2010
#100 ian.clarke
Please people - IF YOU WANT TO EXPRESS YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS OR ANY OTHER ISSUE THEN STAR IT - DO 
NOT COMMENT JUST TO SAY THAT YOU AGREE, THAT SPAMS EVERYONE ELSE.

I wish Google Code would do something to discourage this annoying behavior.
Apr 8, 2010
#101 p.koeni...@gmail.com
I hope everyone of you isnt just replying but starring the issue.
Apr 8, 2010
#102 binaryil...@gmail.com
I seriously hope the whiny babies, that say they are going to leave Android for the
iPhone if they don't get feature x, actually do leave.  I'm sick of hearing it.  I
too would love to see this feature added to the phone but for all of the things
Android does that the iPhone doesn't, I think this is but a small annoyance.  Try
putting things into perspective or please just go ahead and leave for a phone that's
all nice and locked down by Apple and can't do many of the things your current phone
already can.
Apr 8, 2010
#103 will.mog...@gmail.com
@comment 96:
I actually do care about the permissions.
Maybe people don't take advantage of the permissions in a bad way so much now but if you make it easy 
for people not to notice then it's possible it will be abused.

------

Ideally it would be great to show a list of apps that are going to be upgraded and if there is any 
permission changes, list them off in a drop down box. Also put it in a checkbox selection for which 
ones you want to update and include a "select all" button.
I'll attach a rough image of what I mean.


Also, please learn how to use Google Code. Star and don't spam "I want it too/I agree" comments so my 
inbox is flooded. It even says it to the right of the comment box!
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Apr 9, 2010
#104 balazs.d...@gmail.com
I second this. It is totally crazy to update all allplications one by one, by several
clics each. It's causing me to not update them at all.
All popular linux distributions already have pretty good package management, how the
hell is Android lacking it? Like when I do an apt-get update, it would freak me out
to enable all updates one by one. This is the stupidest thing ever.
Apr 11, 2010
#105 yreuvekamp
I would like a desktop client to go with that, so that it gets really easy to 
purchase/download/update many apps fast.
Apr 12, 2010
#106 jas1...@gmail.com
No kidding.

This should be easy stuff for the big G.

It should have a few options: A list of apps where you can check auto-update 
(afterall you need to trust the publisher if you're going to let him install whatever 
on your machine).

By default, you should be notified ASAP when an update is available. Not just when 
you open the app. I've got a few apps that I've been waiting on the update to just 
use it.
Apr 12, 2010
#107 jas1...@gmail.com
No kidding.

This should be easy stuff for the big G.

It should have a few options: A list of apps where you can check auto-update 
(afterall you need to trust the publisher if you're going to let him install whatever 
on your machine).

By default, you should be notified ASAP when an update is available. Not just when 
you open the app. I've got a few apps that I've been waiting on the update to just 
use it.
Apr 13, 2010
#108 olivier....@gmail.com
This is an important usability problem compared to iphone
Apr 14, 2010
#109 JAStar...@gmail.com
this should have been implemented in 2.1 don't understand how apple can get this but 
google cant come on google 
Apr 18, 2010
#110 mjuerg...@gmail.com
missing it too
Apr 19, 2010
#111 xata...@gmail.com
So far the most annoying missing feature in android.
Apr 23, 2010
#112 will.d.m...@gmail.com
I saw a posting on either Gizmodo or Engadget that showed a screenshot of Android 
2.2 with an Automatic Update option for apps in the market.
Apr 24, 2010
#113 stealthg...@gmail.com
Just adding my comment as if this was a petition, yes an update all feature would be 
great, but as much as i love over the air syncing and I commend android for doing it so 
well, but Google doesn't have to be a one trick pony, we could sync our apps with a 
desktop client, perhaps google could buy something like Double Twist and just add an 
apps section.
Apr 25, 2010
#114 ankitagg...@gmail.com
@will.d.morton

You are correct: http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/04/25/automatic-app-updates-coming-in-
android-2-2

As of this news I am removing myself from this issue. Thanks for a feature EVEN BETTER than 
requested, Google/Android team/all involved!
May 1, 2010
#115 janvidar...@gmail.com
Please fix this........

May 2, 2010
#116 the.spikey
I havent read the entire thread, but in stead of making a button, a wizard could be usefull: show which 
apps to update, and ask for permission changes (with a Yes to all option)
May 10, 2010
#117 risketx
I agree.
May 14, 2010
#118 yomguyparisson
OK for 2.2..
But what about creating an app for updating all apps which would work at leat on 1.5 ?
May 17, 2010
#119 Luis.mar...@gmail.com
I really agree with 118# When will launch Google (or someone else) an app able to do
that?? Because not everyone has a possibility of having a 2.2 OS, in fact i have a 1.6...

Google should be ashame....

This is a absolutely important issue.
May 18, 2010
#120 mrbr...@gmail.com
Yet Another application which needs serious attention.
May 22, 2010
#121 iam...@gmail.com
For users of phones of version 2.1 or earlier, there may already be an app for that. 
And if there isn't, make one.
Google isn't the sole developer of apps for Android. In fact, Android is open source... 
you can just change the code yourself or implement your own solution.
In the meantime, this is a quickly changing technology... get used to waiting at least 
3-6 months between updates. Years ago, when you bought a phone, it simply never 
changed. Rather than being frustrated that some changes can take 6 months, be happy 
that changes are possible at all.
May 23, 2010
#122 axeriano
Fixed in Froyo ;)
Jun 12, 2010
#123 taylo...@gmail.com
Wait, when is Froyo coming to Droid?
Jun 13, 2010
#124 Franck.Dernoncourt
Still no workaround for versions < 2.2 ?
Jun 16, 2010
#125 keith.ro...@gmail.com
fixed in froyo? what about system 2.1-update1...or those, chained to these bleeping droids??
Jun 20, 2010
#126 qaisalku...@gmail.com
This issue is fixed in Android 2.2 (FROYO).
Jun 29, 2010
#127 docfre...@gmail.com
So since GSM HTC Hero will not be receiving Froyo 2.2 is going to continue making my app updating experience sucky? I would appreciate if someone could offer up an alternative Market "Downloads" updating app with a checklist capability to queue up multiple app updates at one go!  Thanks.
Jul 2, 2010
#128 bbr...@gmail.com
If i know one app that might support this in the future is would be appbrain market
Jul 8, 2010
#129 corroded...@gmail.com
A batch updater would be fantastic.

If possible, I would make it so it does not show the permissions required unless the permissions changed. Even then, it should only show the added/removed permissions. A separate drop down could show the full permissions list for those interested.
Jul 8, 2010
#130 brian.d...@gmail.com
I'm using Froyo FRF91 and I've tried this out. Some apps just hang and never update and it appears that it breaks syncing for gmail and gvoice too.
Jul 13, 2010
#131 e11international
I can't believe that this has been around for months now and still nothing's changed from the Google staff!!
This is an easy fix (aside from permissions) so I don't know what's all the delay for.
I've had the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 for nearly 2 months now (coming from iPhone 3GS) and there were many things that disappointed me with Android (1.6 and waiting on the 2.1 or 2.2 upgrade till september or later.. pffffff).
Upgrades SHOULD HAPPEN SOONER Google.. Come on now!
On another note, NO ARABIC SUPPORT YET???? Not even to read text??? OMG! It's one of the UN languages with OVER 250 million people using it.
Jul 14, 2010
Project Member #132 morri...@google.com
Enhanced app updating is present in the Market client on recent builds.
Status: Released
Aug 6, 2010
#133 lar...@gmail.com
can anyone to tell from which OS it is available?

Aug 23, 2010
#134 ted.pav...@gmail.com
The Froyo "Update all" button doesn't show up when there is only one update. So when there is more than one update, the updating process is a single click. However, if there is a single update, the updating process is several clicks.

"Update all" should apply even when there is only one update available.
Dec 23, 2010
#135 arocco...@gmail.com
Hi, Some replys are misunderstanding this report. This was not a request to have a "allow all apps to update when available" market option so you wouldn't have to enter into each app from the market and check "allow automatic updates". This is a different setting/feature then from the one here.

The report here is an "update all button" that appears only when you have multiple installed apps that actually have an update available. Hope this helps
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