I was going through my Twitter time line recently when I came across a tweet by Mister Mo about regular Android application requiring updates, here’s the tweet below:
Updates, updates, updates. Android apps and their relentless updates week after week. Sigh.
— Mister Mo® (Mister_Mobility) July 19, 2012
And my reply to Spacyzuma and Mister Mo was this:
— Emmanuel Olalere (@Emmagine79) July 19, 2012
This post is to reinforce what I stated in my response tweet. Android, and in fact any other operating system out there be it mobile or desktop, needs updates, be it application updates or operating system updates.
You might argue that Android applications have a more vicious update cycle and you would be right. But then that is mainly due to the fact that there are a myriad of devices out there running Android.
The updates are meant to patch bugs, fix connection issues and most times improve the overall application itself. Why would you want to use an outdated app just because it gets updated regularly? (and gets better too). This amazes me why you wouldn’t want to do something that helps applications on your phone run optimally.
This is my 2 cents on the issue of regular Android app updates. If you own an Android device and you face the same issue what do you think?