If you’ve been having problems accessing the Android Market and finding apps over the last few days, you are NOT ALONE – it’s something Google’s been aware of and trying to fix. Can’t say it’s bothered us, but we have indeed had a few emails about Market slowness and other problems from readers.
We assumed it was people’s networks or phones being rubbish, but no, it was a proper problem. And whatever the problem was, it’s now fixed – as reported by the Google Android Developers Blog earlier this evening:
“Recently we became aware that some Android applications were not visible on the Android Market. While we were internally troubleshooting and qualifying the fix and communicating with our hardware partners, developers were trying hard to get our help through various technical support sites. Regrettably, we fell short of our own standard for customer support by not communicating the issue to our developers and how we were working to resolve it.
“We’re pleased to say that the issue looks to be resolved with a patch, and to our best knowledge, all apps that were previously impacted are up and visible again. Again, apologies for the delay and inconvenience this created.”
Isn’t that reassuring? A thing we didn’t notice break has been fixed.
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