AMAZON has warned Android users about a bug with Google’s latest update.
The new software introduces tons of tools and tricks – but can disrupt a key feature of your phone.
It’s Amazon’s competitor to Google Play Store – a popular place to download apps and games.
Worse, users say apps downloaded from the Amazon Appstore have also stopped working.
Google’s Android 12 started rolling out for free in October.
For some users, the Amazon Appstore seems empty.
Others reported seeing false messages asking for an app update or failed launch for Amazon Appstore apps.
Amazon has acknowledged that some users are experiencing issues.
An Amazon spokesperson said: “We are aware of and are working to resolve an issue affecting app launch and performance for a small number of Amazon Appstore users who have upgraded to Android 12 on their devices. their mobile device.
“This issue does not affect Amazon Fire Tablets or Fire TV devices.”
It’s not clear what’s causing the problem, but it appears to be related to how Android 12 interacts with Amazon DRM – or digital rights management.
This is a system that ensures you don’t make unauthorized use of Amazon Appstore apps.
Amazon said it was working to resolve the issue.
But if you’re a regular user of Amazon Appstore apps, updating to Android 12 might be worth it.
What is Android 12?
Android 12 is the latest version of Google’s operating system, which powers billions of smartphones around the world.
If you don’t use an iPhone, chances are your phone runs on Android – whether it’s a Samsung, Pixel, OnePlus or another device.
Google announced its improved operating system (OS) on May 18 during the I/O 2021 conference opening keynote.
The company says it’s focused on privacy and personalization for this new version.
Google explained some of the features that come with Android 12 in one blog post on May 18.
Google says the beta has been designed around personalization and privacy.
“Android 12 builds on everything you love about Android and focuses on building a phone that’s deeply personal to you,” the company wrote.
The operating system is “secure by default and private by design, and helps all your devices work better together,” Google added.
Headline additions include new camera and microphone toggles to protect users from tracking apps.
In the settings, you can now disable the app’s access to the sensors for the entire system to prevent malware from tracking you.
A new indicator at the top right of the status bar lets you know when apps are accessing your microphone or camera.
Google has also added a new SOS function that will trigger an emergency alarm after five consecutive presses of the power button.
Aside from all that, Android 12 represents “the biggest design change in Android’s history,” according to Google.
The system takes accent colors from your wallpaper and applies them throughout the operating system for an attractive themed design.
You can also completely personalize your phone with a custom color scheme and redesigned widgets.
Larger, rounder bubbles have been added to the notification shade, making it easier to see things at a glance.
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