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Third party apps

Google store has plenty of apps for android but if I understood an article in one of the computer mags it said that google were no longer supporting third party apps, exactly what are termed third party app's I am not sure but assume no further upgrades to those apps would be available ?
Can anyone enlighten me further ?
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I think you've probably misunderstood, but difficult to say without knowing the article you're referring too.
The vast majority of apps in the play store are by third party devs, so Google are hardly going to stop supporting them.
I suspect the article was probably something to do with 'side loading' (i.e manually installing apps 'acquired' from somewhere other than the Play store)
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Re: Third party apps

The article listed was made
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by Ron Amadeo - Apr 25 2014, 6:10pm GMTDT

& I can safely say that Google voice on my android still works, as I used it approx 3 - 4 days ago
Although I can not say for any of the other thousands of devices out there
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Re: Third party apps

Can it still be updated ?
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TORPC is comparing Apples with Oranges...
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Can it still be updated ?

I don't know as currently there is no update showing & I can not remember when the last update was
It is running on Android 2.1 - Update1 Sony xperia  x10 mini (U20i)
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@DaveyH
What make you say / think that Smiley

The US version and the service they offer in the UK are rather different.
So unless you've used one of the 'workarounds' to get the US version...
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Re: Third party apps

Nope as it as stock
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exactly what are termed third party app's

In this case 3rd party apps are apps that add to Google's sevices. Like gmail etc, and add an extra function that is not there as standard.
So if I have an app that lets me use gmail as a drive/file store then that is a 3rd party app, so if Google change the API's that control gmail the app is not certain to keep working unless the author updates it.