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« on: July 30, 2011, 07:39:31 am »



According to software engineer Chris Banes, the change in question blocks access to the app’s database:

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Basically, previously an app just had to declare that they use the READ_GMAIL permission in it’s Manifest and it would all work. Now though, they’ve added the android:protectionLevel=”signature” which means that only the Gmail app itself can access it’s DB (as that’s the only thing which will have the right signature).

TechCruch has compiled a preliminary list of apps that seem to have been affected by the update. Bear in mind, these are only the apps that have explicitly acknowledged being affected; if you come across any more, let us know in the comments.

Launcher Pro and Launcher Pro Plus by Federico Carnales
E-mail Notifier by mapeapps
MessageCenter and MessageCenter Plus by Coffee Shop Studio
Notify Me and Notify Me Lite by Jeff Tycz
Talking Gmail Reader by Ed Kawas
GmailRinger by Wing.jp

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