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Google reacts quickly to Android Wear paid app problem

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014.

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Android Wear Google Fix
Android Wear Google Fix

Google has quickly fixed a bug in Android Wear that meant paid apps could not be installed on the platform, the company announced today. The issue was first spotted yesterday and Google's fix is only a temporary one while the company looks for a more permanent solution. For end users though, there should now be no problem with installing paid apps to Android Wear.

To package apps to the Wear platform, developers would normally use the "wearApp" Gradle, but to make it a payable app they need to do things manually. For paid apps developers need to package the app themselves by changing the APK location from the assets/ directory to the res/raw directory.

Google said it will update the "wearapp" Gradle to handle paid apps too by changing the code in an upcoming Android SDK. That change will happen automatically, but for the time being the temporary workaround is in place.

Google has reacted quickly to end an issue in the early life of its wearable platform and the company should be commended for not letting it turn into a controversy.

source: Talk Android

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