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posted 2015-01-28 13:18:28 +0300

Big thanks to @w00t who has finally provided the answer on TMO in this post and, crutially, in this follow-up.

In a nutshell,

  1. The account is used for creating a "virtual repository" with a subset of the packages in the repository.
  2. This subset is a union of the application sets of all devices using the same account.
  3. For example, you have packages A, B, C on one phone and A, C, D, E on another
  4. You use the same account on both
  5. In this case, the "virtual repository" contains packages A, B, C, D, E
  6. When checking for updates, the application manager asks for any updates from this subset and discards anything that is not relevant. In the above example, if there is a new version of package D, then your phone 1 will ignore it and phone 2 will present it as an update.

I am sure this is what @eric meant when he mentioned performance but it was not immediately obvious from the way he composed his answer. Particularly points 2 and 3 are not obvious to someone coming from a different angle.

Big thanks to @w00t who has finally provided the answer on TMO in this post and, crutially, in this follow-up.

In a nutshell,

  1. The account is used for creating a "virtual repository" with a subset of the packages in the repository.
  2. This subset is a union of the application sets of all devices using the same account.
  3. For account. (For example, you have packages A, B, C on one phone and A, C, D, E on another
  4. another. You use the same account on both
  5. both. In this case, the "virtual repository" contains packages A, B, C, D, EE.)
  6. When checking for updates, the application manager asks for any updates from this subset and discards anything that is not relevant. In (In the above example, if there is a new version of package D, then your phone 1 will ignore it and phone 2 will present it as an update.update.)

I am sure this is what @eric meant when he mentioned performance but it was not immediately obvious from the way he composed his answer. Particularly points 2 and 3 are not obvious to someone coming from a different angle.