'NoDo' fixes Marketplace update bug too

Since the HTC Arrive on Sprint comes with 'NoDo' built in, we've been obviously testing what has/has not changed. And although we know it has copy/paste, refined Marketplace search and performance enhancements, one other little thing we noticed is fixed: the Marketplace app update bug.

If you recall, we did a video ("Tip: Force an app update in the Windows Phone Marketplace") showing how when a new update is available for an app you have installed, sometimes there's a delay with the Marketplace reflecting that. So you would navigate over to see the new version listed but no way to update it manually. The trick was to hit the back button, then go back to the app description and then you would see the "update" option (just watch the video).

Long story short, 'NoDo' fixes that so the first time you go to the updated application in the Marketplace, it shows "Update", making one less step in the process. Revolutionary? Game shifting? Hardly. But it's attention to the details that matters in making a good OS, so we're glad to see it.

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  • What about the updating of the apps themselves? I know there have been quite a few issues getting an app to update, curious if there is any improvement. Another thing I noticed on my moms Focus is it gives app update notifications for apps that have been uninstalled some time ago. Is that fixed as well?
  • I have 5 phones and have never seen it update an app that was not installed.As far as some apps having issues, it's likely to do with push notifications/changes in app logic that a reset would fix. That's separate from the Marketplace. While annoying, this seems like a very minor issue as I've rarely had issues with app updates (I've had upwards of 75 apps installed on one device).
  • Yes what he saidMy girlfriend's Focus shows a Livetile on the marketplace tile as 6. But everytime she hits "update", it doesn't update any of them lol.Thankfully my Dell Venue Pro doesn't have this problem.
  • Maybe its a device specific problem, never had a problem updating on my DVP either.
  • I've noticed that the update process doesn't work for the trial version of apps. It skips the Downloading phase, jumps through Installing Application, and "completes", but it's still in the update list. If you want to update trial apps, you have to uninstall it, then reinstall the trial.
  • Correct. This is the biggest bug with the Marketplace and apps I have seen, next to Marketplace search. If an app is marked as a Trial App, and an update is released, the update is never installed. So, to get the new version, on must remove the app first, search for it again, and reinstall it (which would contain the latest version.) That means you would lose application settings, which sucks.
  • Can anyone confirm whether NoDo fixes the "updating of trial apps" bug? (i.e., if an update is released for an app that you have in trial mode, the Marketplace tells you about the upgrade, but fails to actually install it.)According to Microsoft in a thread here:http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/69420/474408.aspx#474408...this is fixed in an update to be released at "the end of the month" -- presumably the NoDo update. It would be great if someone could confirm that this is fixed..?
  • Will look into it.
  • Most likely she is trying to update apps that have not been purchased. The only way to update trial-mode apps is to uninstall them and then reinstall them. Definitely a pain, but that should do the trick.
  • Does NoDo fix the issue with demo/trial-app updates?I have the following problem (Omnia 7 with installed pre-NoDo):The marketplace app shows me a update notification for an app, which I have installed as a trial version. But when I want to update, it seems like no files are downloaded and the marketplace app "pretends" a installation of the update. The whole update process happens very quick (maybe 2 sec.) After that, the update notification is still there and I have to deinstall the particular app and re-install it to get it's newest version. Kinda sucks...Only affects trial apps. I don't have this problem with free/paid apps.
  • oops! looks like the two above me were faster than me ;)
  • Has anyone on AT&T recieved the "NoDo" update. We are nearing the end of the month and I have yet to see and update notification for my phone (Samsung Focus).
  • I have the Focus as well Zo & I've yet to see any indication of an update.
  • Nope. Still waiting for both updates for US AT&T customers.
  • Someone said on the 22nd? So tomorrow, guess we'll have to wait and see. Either way it'll have to be this week.
  • Does it fix the marketplace bug where it freezes after scrolling through a long list and kills all the Zune features of the phone requiring a reboot?Hope so, as that's almost as annoying as the trial app bug!
  • Yes, it does. See the video tour of the Arrive here: http://wpcentral.com/hands-sprint-htc-arrive skip to 1:55 to see how fast it scrolls over 3G.
  • That does look good.Now all we need to do is get hold of it...
  • I am waiting on the nodo for my focus as well tomorrow would be okay!
  • Curious, does it also fix the amazingly annoying alarm bug?? ie. Where the phone loses sound??I haven't been able to find any information on this at all yet!