Google hasn’t updated many of its iOS apps in weeks, possibly to avoid potential criticism of what might be revealed by the new Apple Mandatory app store privacy stickers. But for a while on Wednesday, some Google’s iOS apps appeared to be as well To complain About the wait: We were seeing confusing notifications within Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Photos stating that the apps were out of date – although newer versions of the apps were not available (Via Techmeme Editor Spencer Dailey).
But we’re not seeing notifications right now, and Google says it was there due to an error. “We have identified an error and an update has been released to solve this problem,” Google said in a statement.
While the notification was popping up, you could see it when you tried to log into your account. After typing your email address, you may have seen this warning message: “This app needs to be updated. The version you’re using doesn’t include the latest security features to keep you protected. Only carry on if you understand the risks.”
After clicking the continue button, you can use the app as normal – they’ll still work. But without additional context, users might be concerned that the latest and most secure version of the app is not available.
Google had promised its apps to include the new mandatory privacy labels for the Apple app in a blog post On January 12thThe company has kept its word on the technical side. Google Authenticator and Stadia, for example, have been updated with ratings, and in our testing of these two apps, we didn’t see a “This app is out of date” message.
February Update 10, 11:12 PM ETWe no longer see notifications, Google told us the edge They were due to a mistake.
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