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​Google Play encryption bug is blocking paid apps from using Android Wear

Sean Buckley, @seaniccus
July 7, 2014
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If you ordered one of the Android Wear devices Google showed off last month, you'll want to keep an eye out for updates: the wearables aren't playing well with paid apps. Normally, Wear apps are downloaded from Google Play alongside an app's handset component, installing automatically over Bluetooth to a paired Wear device -- but the wearable component of paid apps just aren't transferring. According to Android Police the problem lies in Google's app encryption measures, a sort of copy-protection system enacted to keep pirates at bay. For whatever reason, Android Wear devices simply aren't able to find Wear apps in encrypted packages. It's a small bug but it's also a major issue, effectively blocking all paid apps from taking advantages of Google's new platform. Hopefully Mountain View will issue a fix before too long.

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