The company has been aware of the compatibility issues since October
The Amazon Appstore is one of the most popular alternatives to the Google Play Store. Early adopters of Android 12 were therefore understandably surprised this fall to find that it didn’t work on the latest version, leaving owners of phones like the Pixel 6 out in the cold. According to a statement given to Engadget, however, Amazon has finally righted the ship.
At the end of October, Android 12 users started reporting that they couldn’t install new apps from the Appstore, or even open previously installed apps from there. At the time, an Amazon representative acknowledged the issue and said the company’s technical team was “working on a resolution.” Almost two months later, this resolution has arrived.
Android 12 is still relatively new, and Amazon’s Appstore primarily serves as the default app store on the company’s Fire devices, none of which are Android 12-based, so this issue hasn’t affected a large part of the Appstore user base. Still, that’s a pretty bad look for a company as big as Amazon: Android 12 had a long public beta period before its stable release in October, and that patch still hasn’t reached users until this week. Yeah.
Amazon recommends anyone who has encountered issues with Android 12 to update the Appstore.
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