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Google Play Now Shows Estimated Time Left & Percentage Complete During Downloads


After updating to Android 4.2.2 this morning, one of readers noticed that app installs and updates in the Google Play store are now showing estimated time of completion in the notification bar along with percentage complete. In the past, the notification area simply showed a status bar of the progress it had made. If you wanted more detailed information, like percentage complete, you had to stay on the actual app page during the update or install.

The Google Play store is still 3.10.10 after updating to Android 4.2.2.

Noticing anything else in 4.2.2?

Cheers Damian!

  • It’s open to New Zealand now… Got movies, books, music, etc! Finally

  • Does 4.2.2 fix the tethering issues a lot of people are having in 4.2 ROMs?

  • It’s about time!

  • Damian

    Go me!

  • coolsilver

    I wish you could long press on Manual Updates and press update instead of loading the app info page, update and confirm then back to updates screen to watch others install.

  • Ken Bosse

    oh the mystery of 4.2.2. Sad the GS3 will even be left behind.
    (i’m rooted ROM’d so i know the deal)

  • Marco Mendoza

    still havent got the update to 4.2.2

  • Eric Soriano

    When you have 4GLTE does it even matter anymore! I can download an 8MB app in 4 seconds, faster than I could a 4MB MP3 15 years ago on dial up!

  • This is definitely something I didn’t expect to see or hear about but I welcome it. It’s a pain to go “Man, I wish Nova 3 (1.7GB large) would hurry up! It’s taking forever!” lol

  • Keith0606

    anyone know if they fixed the bug related to HD Widgets that causes reboots? I know originally it was said it was HD Widgets but then came out later as being from a bug in Android.

  • If this is an Android thing, and not just a Play Store thing, does that mean it would be present for any progress bar in the notification area?

    • Could be. I should probably test other things then.

    • Simon Belmont

      That’s pretty much what I was thinking. It’s probably for any download.

      It’s just that most people download apps the most. Heh.

  • Adam92Wilkins

    I noticed none of my devices are running 4.2.2. *Sigh* guess I’m going to have to get the next Nexus device that comes out for Verizon (if that ever happens…)

    • John

      just flash a custom rom and stop waiting for verizon they will never get us up to date in time.

    • dcdttu

      I would skip the Verizon part of anything, switch to another carrier. Had the Verizon Galaxy Nexus for a month and took it back. Got the GSM Galaxy Nexus and haven’t looked back. They absolutely ruined the Nexus.

      • Diablo81588

        All other carriers suck though..

        • 4n1m4L

          For $50 a month for unlimited everything its worth trying.

  • ok


  • ├čen Murphy

    I wish they would bring back the paid apps in a list by themselves.

    • I also wish they would bring back the “new apps” column instead of just the “top new apps.”

      • Otto Dieffenbach

        Is delta still working within the play store? I seem to full DL updates of the main apks and data but then again I’m unlimited so I don’t really care. But it was faster.

    • BrianLipp

      or just a filter to the “All” page, with “All”, “Purchased”, “Free”, and not show the apps that are installed already, since they have their own list

      • michael arazan