Google Play Store is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system, allowing users to browse and download applications developed with the Android software development kit and published through Google.
Google Play Store users had an issue with finding the newly published apps. A bug was preventing the recently published apps from showing up in search, and it all happened last month. Even though the new apps were the certainly on the platform, the bug would only bring up related search results when searching for new apps.
Although very inconvenient, Google has fixed the bug shortly after the issue was raised, and users were once again able to look up new apps in the store.
Google Play Store Bug Affects The App Update Notifications
After the release of Play Store version 17.4, users have highlighted another issue. The new bug was about Play Store, which stopped showing app update notifications in the notification shade. After being discovered, more and more users have come up to share the issues on Google’s Support and Reddit forums.
It turns out that the so-called ‘bug’ was done on purpose by the Google Play store. The new information was confirmed in a recent report from Android Police. Luckily a Google spokesperson has made things clear for the concerned public. The ‘bug’ is, in fact, a well-intended feature of the Play Store version 17.4, the Google spokesperson clarified.
So far, Google Play Store has not officially informed the public on the decision regarding removing the Play Store notifications. Users can navigate to the My apps & games section in the Play Store and manually check for updates, and please do note that Google won’t push notifications after app updates are successful. How do you feel about this bug? Let us know!
Chin Cullin has only been working as a journalist for just a few short years. Chin attended a technical school while still in high school where he learned a variety of skills, from digital design to coding. Apart from being a contributor to the site, Chin also helps keep Henri Le Chat Noir up and running as our webmaster.