Fast-forward two months, and Amazon has finally rolled out an update that is supposed to fix the issues that people were having with the AppStore. In a statement to Engadget (via Android Police), an Amazon spokesperson stated that: We have released a fix for an issue impacting app launches for Amazon Appstore customers that have upgraded to Android 12 on their mobile devices. We are contacting customers with steps to update their Appstore experience. We are sorry for any disruption this has caused. It’s still unclear what caused the issue but users of the storefront will be pleased to know that the problem has at least been resolved.
Even though its catalogue is significantly lower than that of the Google Play Store, Amazon’s Appstore is a good option. Thanks to a cooperation with Microsoft, the storefront is also available in Insider Preview releases of Windows 11, allowing users to run Android apps utilising the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA). Since the release of Android 12 in October, users of the operating system have been reporting troubles with the Amazon Appstore. The inability to install new apps from the marketplace or even open already installed apps is a common complaint. The problem was thought to be caused by a lack of compatibility between Amazon’s built-in DRM and Android 12 at the time. Without going into too much detail, an Amazon support agent claimed that the company was working on a solution.