Google says it’s working fast to investigate issues with Android apps that use the Android Exposure Notifications System to track the spread of COVID-19. An unknown issue causes apps to take longer to load or perform regular exposure checks. The NHS COVID-19 app, which is used across the UK and Wales, is affected by this Android issue with a loading message 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 spokesman said in a statement. The edge. “Our engineers are investigating the problem.”
We understand that Google is working quickly to identify the source of these issues and correct them as soon 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 is not clear how many downloads have been made to date or the distribution between iOS and Android.
Google first introduced its coronavirus tracking system for Android in April 2020. The app uses Bluetooth to anonymously broadcast data and help activate track and trace applications worldwide.