Google said it was working swiftly to investigate issues with Android apps that use Android’s disclosure notification system to track the spread of COVID-19.An unknown issue has caused apps to take longer to load. Or doing regular exposure checks, the NHS COVID-19 app used across England and Wales has been hit by this Android issue, with the load notification stuck in the notification area for many users.
“We are aware of an issue affecting Android apps developed using the Android Exposure Notifications System,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement. The Verge“Our engineers are investigating this issue.”
We know that Google is working urgently to identify the source of these issues and fix them as quickly as possible. These issues affect all apps worldwide that use the Android Exposure Notifications System.
More than 10 million people in England and Wales downloaded the NHS COVID-19 app in September. But it’s not clear how many total downloads were made to date, or whether they were split between iOS and Android.
Google first released its coronavirus tracking system for Android in April 2020.The app uses Bluetooth to anonymously broadcast data and helps enable tracking and tracking programs around the world.