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Strange Android setup/update experience

LiquidRetro 12,661 4,824 September 30, 2015 at 07:50 AM
I was setting up a older VZW Note 2 Running Kit Kat for an employee who went from a feature phone to a smart phone. The Note 2 was reset to factory settings and is stable. We had some problems getting the phone activated with vzw (Reusing an older sim but got it going), I then did the wipe and set it up. Added the users existing google account (Never has been associated with android) and off it goes. I let it sit a while on wifi and some of the google services slowly start updating in the background such as play services. However 24 hours later in the play store I don't have all the default app update prompts. So I had to manually go get the update for the Gmail app, Maps etc.

This is strange to me. When I have always setup or reset my personal android phones (including a VZW Note 2) at one point I always would go into the play store and see tons of apps already on the phone needing updates. Anyone seen anything like this or know how to force the play store to look at existing apps on the phone and update?

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How are automatic updates configured in the play store app?

Edit: it's also possible the per app auto update settings are hosed due to some weird versioning problem. They can be configured like this: http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/60826/allow-auto-update-of-only-a-single-app
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How are automatic updates configured in the play store app?

Edit: it's also possible the per app auto update settings are hosed due to some weird versioning problem. They can be configured like this: http://android.stackexchange.com/...single-app
Updates are configured to update only on wifi. I will look at that other setting but I am pretty sure that's not the case.

Edit: Ya all the apps are set to auto update. The problem seems to be the "stock" apps don't ever show up in the play store so they don't update until you go and look for them.
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Last edited by LiquidRetro September 30, 2015 at 08:44 AM
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