Earlier this week, Google opened a public beta program for its Messages app. I assume we should not be too stunned since that is Google we’re speaking about right here, however the very first Messages beta (v4.7) is instantly crashing on start for many.
First Messages beta is out (v4.7), aaaand it fully crashes on start.
Off to an incredible start. pic.twitter.com/5lffb3dwuW
— Artem Russakovskii (@ArtemR) July 11, 2019
We tried out the Messages beta on various telephones, together with some working Q Beta 5, and it pressure closed instantly on all telephones. A tipster mentioned that he tried rebooting and clearing the cache to no avail, and we had the identical expertise. Long story brief: do not set up this beta.
Our resident app teardown grasp, Cody, believes that this can be as a consequence of Messages v4.7 anticipating a brand new model of Google Play companies that hasn’t rolled out to the general public but. It’s occurred up to now, and it most likely wasn’t caught in testing as a result of the engineers did not account for variations in launch schedules. It’s definitely a believable principle.
So, yeah — do not set up the brand new Messages beta. You’ll be pressured to take care of uninstalling updates, hitting APK Mirror for the most recent secure model (yow will discover it right here), and reinstalling.
A set model of the Messages 4.7.052 beta (with seemingly the identical construct quantity as earlier than) is rolling out now, and we’ve examined and might affirm that it does not crash at start just like the earlier model being distributed. If you wish to get in on the motion a bit early, do not see the replace obtainable, otherwise you missed your window for the beta signups, you may also obtain it over at APK Mirror.