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Issue Regarding Google Play Service

Discussion in 'FiiO' started by FiiO, Mar 13, 2019 at 3:06 AM.
  1. zedbg
    Is there a reason your new DAP to use operating system that is not upgraded with years ? And to use some shady 3rd party download services which can be easily used to serve malware ?
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019 at 5:25 AM
  2. ahmonge
    Forget about loading apps from GP. Install your own ones for playing music and it's done. a DAP must be a DAP and not something else.
  3. QuadraKev
    I don't suppose updating firmware to run the latest version of Android is a possibility?
  4. Chris Matchett
    Okay. How does that work for apps like Rocket Player and iSyncr which add the ability to sync with iTunes and read/write song ratings to control smart playlists? The paid version of those requires either Play or Amazon. Sideloading won't work. That's not going beyond a DAP at all.
  5. WitzyZed
    Just read up on the issue FiiO is up against. So yeah. In April of last year, Google closed GMS Certification for new devices running Nougat 7.0, and at the end of last year Google closed GMS Certification for new devices running Android 8.0.

    If they want paid applications that may use license checks through the google app store + wifi, building a device capable of Android 9.0 is the only way to go.

    If streaming apps with sideloadable apk's are what your customer's desire, a third party app store is feasible but just an unneeded layer of abstraction. The news of this GMS Certification bottleneck was made public in June of last year, 9 months ago. This should not be something you're looking for a fix for in March 2019.
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  6. SSThing
    Apkpure is a gateway to a whole lot of trouble for the less technically minded among us. Yes, you can get perfectly good apps on there but it's also a minefield of fakes and rewritten apps full of all sorts of nasties.
    Bad idea!
    Especially bad if someone uses a PRE-INSTALLED Apkpure that then installs an app that either damages the FiiO or (even worse) mines all their info and uses it nefariously.
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  7. TheoS53
    @FiiO , if updating the M11 to Android 9 is not a possibility before releasing it to the market, then I would suggest that you perhaps test and whitelist specific APKs and host them on your site (just to ensure that users are installing the correct app and not a fraudulent one). Perhaps on the device you can have an app that'll allow users to submit a request for certain apps.
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  8. thatonenoob
    Looks like time to hire some firmware people to move to latest android.
  9. FiiO
    Thank you all for the kind suggestions. Since any development for the M11 should be based on the SoC used--Samsung 7872 and its Software Development Kit (SDK). But unfortunately, the supplier can only provide it in Android 7.0. So we can’t find a solution to upgrade to higher version while bypassing the provided SDK. Hope you can kindly understand.
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