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Title: How Does My Phone/Tablet/Computer Decide In Which Order To Update Stuff?
Post by: neilep on 23/08/2012 18:30:25
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Title: Re: How Does My Phone/Tablet/Computer Decide In Which Order To Update Stuff?
Post by: imatfaal on 24/08/2012 14:31:22
well well - sheepy's got a posh new mobile. 
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=33187.0

And as regards the question - dunno.  not sure I want to know - mobblies have got so complicated that I have long since stopped trying to understand them.  its like the arthur c clarke law - Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. 

Title: Re: How Does My Phone/Tablet/Computer Decide In Which Order To Update Stuff?
Post by: neilep on 25/08/2012 01:17:57
well well - sheepy's got a posh new mobile. 
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=33187.0

And as regards the question - dunno.  not sure I want to know - mobblies have got so complicated that I have long since stopped trying to understand them.  its like the arthur c clarke law - Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. 



Yaysh !!......updated my phone so that it could update itself !



Gosh !...my phone is magic !!......But it won't make my phone bill disappear !!...hurumpth !!
Title: Re: How Does My Phone/Tablet/Computer Decide In Which Order To Update Stuff?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on 29/11/2018 05:43:38
Yaysh !!......updated my phone so that it could update itself !



Gosh !...my phone is magic !!......But it won't make my phone bill disappear !!...hurumpth !!

Your phone bill is the Mana which is the requirement for the magic to work.
Title: Re: How Does My Phone/Tablet/Computer Decide In Which Order To Update Stuff?
Post by: syhprum on 29/11/2018 07:07:21
When I was lectured on the internals of computers in the late seventies we were told that there was a system of priorities built into the firmware. 
Title: Re: How Does My Phone/Tablet/Computer Decide In Which Order To Update Stuff?
Post by: nicephotog on 06/03/2019 07:06:41
An "updater program" usually is running in the background and checks for a particular entry with a newer date on the server, if there is not one there it does nothing and hibernates until the next day for the next look-in
If there is a new entry by date in the list on the server it then checks its' permissions for download of the new software add-in.