Fluctuating number of apps

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  1. scubaboyc

    scubaboyc Senior Member

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    So is anyone else experiencing a constant changing in the number of apps downloaded since the Google Play upgrade?

    Every time one app updates, "two" disappear. I keep bouncing between 148 and 154 apps. It's annoying, but hopefully it's going to go away.

    I'm assuming this has something to do with Google Play and ICS compatibility.
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    The app market is constantly being updated. But whenever I check I get about 500 apps available.
     
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    Sorry, "My Apps" keeps bouncing between 148 - 154 installed. Eventhough I haven't installed/ uninstalled anything recently. The apps that aren't showing up in the market are still on my A500; they just don't show up in the market under My Apps.
     
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    If I remember correctly you should ask Icebike. He has the solution to this problem - mentioned on a previous thread somewhere november 2011.
     
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    I don't think this has anything to do with Play or ICS. I've been experiencing it since last fall on 3.2. Typically, about 2/3 of my Market apps as listed in the "Installed" list. However, if I search for one of the missing apps in the Market, it is shown as "Installed" (usually with an 'update' lable). When I update it, the app will appear in the installed list for a while. Every month or so, the market will 'find' some of the missing apps and show me 20 or 30 that need updating. When I update them, my Installed list grows, but it shrinks again within a week. Right now I'm showing 62 of about 120 that I have actually installed. The main disadvantage of apps dropping out of the list is that I don't get informed about upgrades. I manually check (by searching) my main apps every once in a while to make sure they are up to date.
     
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    Well I don't have that problem. However I do notice that large numbers of apps are being update - especially lately! Early signs?
    I have about 60 apps and they all appear to be doing exactly what they are meant to. Just recently there was another update to 3.2.1 where the UPDATER was updated - if you noticed the thread - this has fixed some issues.

    If some of your apps update automatically you will not be notified - the only notification you get is when you see the download appear in the status bar.

    In an older thread this had been happening, because it happened to me, I just can't seem to remember the remedy for this.
     

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