I’m using SwissCovid/SwissPT and it’s working with my FP3
afaik the API is provided by Google Play Services to provide the API for older devices too.
Thus you should check wheter your Play Store/Play Services are up to date
Thanks for the hint about the Play Services component. I recommend to provide easy understandable instruction how to update this component. Otherwise, all planned COVID-19 apps would be result in a big failure when the majority of Android users cannot use it because of lacking this API…
Apart from the fact that I personally would never use these apps, that’s not true. The austrian red cross app doesn’t use this API, in fact I didn’t know until now that there even are apps that use it.
I have Google Play services v20.15.16 from may 4th
You might check this on your FP. There is also an option to join the beta-program.
But I think Google has a shedule on how they are providing updates. Therefore not every update is available at the same moment on all devices…
I believe those kind of updates you won’t notice as a regular app update. The play store becomes active sometimes a few times per day by itself updating Google Play services with some “security policy” and maybe - an explicit notification of this kind I’ve personally not seen so far - some API changes. I get the mentioned updates only when connected via Wifi.
I believe, you do see the downloading & installing status bar in the top drawer when it’s busy, just like for any app update from the Play Store. But that can easily go unnoticed if your phone is always connected to wifi.
Is it possible that the question of the new API necessary for the COVID apps is related to the Android version?
FP2 is on Android 7, FP3 is on Android 9…
I’m on LineageOS 17.1, that is Android 10, but without Play Services and I get the following information:
I have a FP2, OS 19.11.2 with root and Google Play Services 20.18.17 (last update 15.5.2020) and I get the same Message like Meilebiz.
I think it’s not the OS or the Google Play Services, but something with the Bluetooth Software. I tried to find an app to add the support for Bluetooth Multiple Advertisement - but it is a Topic to complicated for me…
So, if someone has an idea or a hint - it would be welcome!