Sunday 12 August 2012

Android 4.1 causing problems with paid apps

The Google Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system employs encryption which is creating problems especially for paid apps.

Google's latest operating system, the Android Jelly bean 4.1 is apparently causing serious problems with paid applications. Owing to the newly added application encryption system adopted for the Android Jelly Bean, the paid applications are loosing their credentials and information after the device restarts.

The Google Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system employs encryption of applications especially in the case of paid application in order to reduce and eliminate piracy of apps. This is done by choosing a different install location for paid applications. This potentially eliminates all the possible piracy options.

While Google has addressed piracy issues with each new OS release such as with Jelly Bean's App Encryption, its solution has ended up being worse for developers. Apparently developers are claiming encryption (the location of installed and encrypted apps from the Play Store) makes their apps completely unusable because account information is removed after a device reboot.

Due to lack of information, the paid applications and widgets fail to proceed as the information they seek is either not accessible or has already been removed due to reboot of the device.

As of now, there is no official solution to this problem but Google has disabled the encryption feature. But the developers are working hard as to get the security and encryption feature back on track as soon as possible.

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