Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Warns Users Against Forced Android 4.4 Upgrades

Posted by George Brook November 21, 2013 0 Comment 953 views

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) flag ship mobile and tablet operating system Android has managed to garner the biggest market share among the smart phone operating systems. Thanks to its overwhelming popularity among the developer community due to its basic open source leanings, numerous apps have been developed by app development firms and individuals over the past year.

O.S Dependent Apps World

With so many apps to available in the market, android users are constantly on the lookout for the latest version of the O.S, so that they can enjoy and leverage all the features and benefits of new apps compatible with the latest release of Android.

Impatient Users

As readers would know in early November Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced the launch of its new version of Android dubbed as 4.4. These updates will be made available to all Nexus handsets across the world in a phased manner. The updates settings will be pushed into the device and will prompt the user to initiate up gradation. Some users are getting impatient with the prolonged wait for the upgrade prompt from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and are trying to jumpstart the upgrade by using work around.

Users Falling Back on Risky Work Around

One such popular work around has been to manually delete the “Google Service Framework data” and thus forcing the “Over the air” download process of the new version of O.S to kick in. Observing the big jump of this practice Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) O.S development engineer Dan Morris took to the blogs to warn users that the deleting “Google Service Framework data” will lead to a situation which might end up blocking out notifications from Google and most other third party developed apps. The engineer warns that if the GCM update does not get initiated, the users will have no option but to factory reset the unit and risk losing all their data.

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