Google has rolled out a fix for a loading issue that impacted apps using the Android Exposure Notifications System. Those Android apps, which track the spread of COVID-19 via Bluetooth, took longer to load or to carry out regular exposure checks. The issue impacted all apps that use the system worldwide, according to The Verge, including the NHS COVID-19 app in England and Wales.
“We have issued a fix,” a Google spokesperson told Engadget. “It may take a few hours for devices to catch up, and in some cases we will work directly with developers to help with recovery. The issue did not cause the loss of any data or potential exposures.”