Consider the following tags:

They all appear to be questions about moving from one version of Android to a newer version.

Which should be the master tag?

Related, what about questions about upgrading applications. perhaps? Do we need ?

( has no questions at the moment, but I'd expect it to be a synonym for or vice versa.)

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  • I'm not sure I'd bother distinguishing between various types of updates. If we want to reserve updates for OS updates only, I'd be inclined to just remove the tag entirely from app-update questions. – Matthew Read Jun 28 '11 at 17:07

I'm inclined to go with [update] as the master tag. "Upgrade", to me, implies a voluntary purchase of a newer version. "Update" is what you do when your carrier/manufacturer releases a newer version; you don't get much choice in the matter. There are also those occasional updates that remove functionality, which is not an upgrade.

Besides, [update] currently has, by far, the most questions.

(Obviously rooters/modders are different, but they're a minority of Android users.)

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  • Sounds good to me. – Matthew Read Jun 28 '11 at 17:06
  • Agreed, sounds good to me too. – Bryan Denny Jun 28 '11 at 18:32
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    How about people that want to revert to older version of Android/app? Those are usually called downgrade, not downdate. – Lie Ryan Jul 13 '11 at 12:59
  • @Lie: Fair point, and downgrade seems like a reasonable tag to have. – ale Jul 13 '11 at 14:53

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