Why is my phone stuck downloading something from Google?
This has happened to me a couple times now:
While connected to WiFi, the status bar icon for my WiFi connection shows a constant "downward triangle", as if I am downloading a large amount of data *to* the phone. This goes on for hours. I only have a few apps. Hell, my WiFi connection is fast enough that you could download an entire OS image ten times over in just a few minutes.
My battery life is affected by all this traffic.
If I run netstat from terminal emulator I see there is one active connection, to an IP address owned by Google, on port 5228. Searching the Internet turns up pages that claim this port is used both by the Google Play Store and the HTC Marketplace.
I have had this happen both on the HTC stock ROM and the Google Play Edition stock ROM (currently I'm running GPE).
This is irritating.
1) What is it doing? Or, if this is not normal, why does it get "stuck" like this?
2) How can I see how much data is moving?
3) If this is not essential, how can I prevent it?
Note that apple store genius bar advisors openly recommend their customers to turn off the feature in ios7 that updates apps constantly (and kills battery life in the process.) Is there some similar setting in android?
EDIT I just found "Do not auto-update apps" setting in the Play store settings. Well see if that helps going forward, but it didn't stop whatever download is currently in progress..