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Google claims Android Market visibility bugs have been fixed

June 8, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



Google has finally confirmed that it’s aware of the issues regarding the Android Market and claims that it has fixed the problem. Previously, several developers and users reported that recently-updated apps were invisible on multiple phones, especially Sense devices like the HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, and HTC EVO. Google has announced via its developer’s blog that the problem has been addressed and the apps should now appear in the market for users experiencing problems.

Developers first began complaining about this problem earlier this week in multiple instances, but Google never responded. Today, when several blogs began reporting that Handcent SMS, Launcher Pro, and more were not accessible in the Android Market, Google posted the following message:

Recently we became aware that some Android applications were not visible on the Android Marketplace. 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.

All of the apps previously reported to have been missing are now visible. I’m personally happy to finally get Handcent SMS back on my phone.

[Android Developers Blog] via Pocketnow