How are app updates checked for?

January 5, 2016 at 11:04:19
Specs: Win 7
l have an Android 4.4.2 tablet computer. Sometimes when I connect
to the Internet I get the notice that 3updates are available: eMusic, Google,
and Gmail. I think these apps were all preinstalled in the tablet. My guess
is that there is an updater program in the tablet that runs when I connect,
or maybe only once a week or once every three days or the like, that knows
which apps are installed, and checks the Google Play Store to see if there
are updates? Is that how it works? If not, how does it work? Can the
updater program be disabled? Or set to not check for updates, or to check
only once a year?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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January 5, 2016 at 11:19:44
I would imagine if you look in your settings you can disable automatic updates or check in your notifications category, there's probably a setting there to disable if you want. I would keep the notifications active and use the updates. It can remedy a glitch in the software it's going to update or increase security. Your choice.

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#2
January 8, 2016 at 09:51:25
I had already turned off automatic updates.

It appears that the updater looks for updates after I clear
Cached data under Settings > Storage.

Doesn't anyone know which program does this?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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