1. Greg C's Avatar
    Since the 4.4 update the Amazon App Store went missing from my apps drawer. Anyone else notice this issue?
    11-23-2013 05:02 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Since the 4.4 update the Amazon App Store went missing from my apps drawer. Anyone else notice this issue?
    Are you able to redownload it? That would be odd for it to just go missing after the update if you did not delete it.
    11-23-2013 05:10 PM
  3. Greg C's Avatar
    Are you able to redownload it? That would be odd for it to just go missing after the update if you did not delete it.
    I redownloaded it from the link provided in today's article on Android Central. I just find it strange that it disappeared after the update. I think it's a Google plot... lol.
    11-23-2013 05:16 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I redownloaded it from the link provided in today's article on Android Central. I just find it strange that it disappeared after the update. I think it's a Google plot... lol.
    I would hope it's not, but definitely see the same concern you have. Aside from the Amazon issue, how is 4.4 on the Nexus 4?
    11-23-2013 10:29 PM
  5. Greg C's Avatar
    I would hope it's not, but definitely see the same concern you have. Aside from the Amazon issue, how is 4.4 on the Nexus 4?
    It's really good. The phone is snappier. All the apps I have installed work perfectly except for the AT&T app and Holo Locker (which hasn't been updated in a year). I'm back to using stock screen lock. I use Apex Launcher and downloded the beta update. I like the translucent effect. Battery life seems to be about the same... definitely not worse. I'm hoping the Nexus 4 will receive the next update, but I'm afraid it will have reached it's end of life by that time. One thing of note about the 4.4 update... you can't control app permissions with a 3d party app like you could with 4.3.
    11-23-2013 11:45 PM
  6. someguy01234's Avatar
    I do not think Google would do something like that, pretty sure it was an issue with your phone alone, like the app is no longer compatible or something. It was Amazon who removed tracking from their shipping notice emails so Google Now can't detect it and you have to log into Amazon to see it.

    One thing of note about the 4.4 update... you can't control app permissions with a 3d party app like you could with 4.3.
    What 3rd party app are you talking about? If you mean Apps Op, that's an integrated Android feature, not a 3rd party feature. The shortcut to it is disabled on KitKat but its still there, there is an app that can reenable it, I forgot which one though.

    Also I'm 100% positive the N4 will get the next update, incremental one at least. It's only a year old, 18months is the typical time Google stop the updates.
    11-24-2013 12:58 AM
  7. Greg C's Avatar
    I was talking about App Ops. Have you been able to remember what app can re-enable it? I heard your phone has to be rooted now if you want to access it.

    I do not think Google would do something like that, pretty sure it was an issue with your phone alone, like the app is no longer compatible or something. It was Amazon who removed tracking from their shipping notice emails so Google Now can't detect it and you have to log into Amazon to see it.


    What 3rd party app are you talking about? If you mean Apps Op, that's an integrated Android feature, not a 3rd party feature. The shortcut to it is disabled on KitKat but its still there, there is an app that can reenable it, I forgot which one though.

    Also I'm 100% positive the N4 will get the next update, incremental one at least. It's only a year old, 18months is the typical time Google stop the updates.
    11-24-2013 06:15 AM
  8. someguy01234's Avatar
    I was talking about App Ops. Have you been able to remember what app can re-enable it? I heard your phone has to be rooted now if you want to access it.
    Here it is, doesn't required root: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=CckvynnU

    AppsOp still have some way to go to be useful, sometimes permissions won't show up until it's actually used and not efficient enough. With CyanogenMod's Privacy Guard its easier manage and can set auto enable after each app's installation.

    For people with root, Xposed Framework is beta for KitKat now, XPrivacy is really the best permission manager for me since it blocks literally everything, which is also bad if you don't know what you're doing, sort of like NoScript for Firefox.
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    11-24-2013 06:53 AM
  9. Greg C's Avatar
    Thank YOU! I really appreciate you taking the time to find and share it.

    Here it is, doesn't required root: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=Up7RbXsP

    AppsOp still have some way to go to be useful, sometimes permissions won't show up until it's actually used and not efficient enough. With CyanogenMod's Privacy Guaurd its easier to enable it and can set auto enable after installation.

    For people with root, Xposed Framework is beta for KitKat now, XPrivacy is really the best permission manager for me since it blocks literally everything, which is also bad if you don't know what you're doing, sort of like NoScript for Firefox.
    11-24-2013 07:27 AM
  10. srkmagnus's Avatar
    It's really good. The phone is snappier. All the apps I have installed work perfectly except for the AT&T app and Holo Locker (which hasn't been updated in a year). I'm back to using stock screen lock. I use Apex Launcher and downloded the beta update. I like the translucent effect. Battery life seems to be about the same... definitely not worse. I'm hoping the Nexus 4 will receive the next update, but I'm afraid it will have reached it's end of life by that time. One thing of note about the 4.4 update... you can't control app permissions with a 3d party app like you could with 4.3.
    I think the Nexus 4 will receive at least one more update. There's no reason why it won't, unless the upgrade has major hardware requirements, which doesn't seem likely considering the design of 4.4 to run on lesser spec'd devices.

    The Galaxy Nexus was released in November 2011 (with ICS 4.0) and recently received it's final official update to 4.3. Since the Nexus 4 is only a year old I can definitely see another update or two down the road.
    Greg C likes this.
    11-25-2013 11:20 AM
  11. Ketchagurl's Avatar
    I noticed it too! This was only on my Samsung Tab E 8.0 tablet. It is still available when I use Google play but no where in my apps!
    03-06-2017 06:51 PM

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