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googleless phone question 

I've used Aurora Store to install and update apps that are not available through F-Droid and must be installed through Google Play, but I just noticed that there haven't been any updates on any apps in two months.

Is this to do with the news that Google was to do away with APK? So has it rendered Aurora Store useless? How do I now install and update apps that are only available via Google Play when my phone is Googleless? Is it possible any more?

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@Stoori I still get updates on via Aurora. Maybe the apps you use just haven't updated for a while? Can you check the Google Play store on the web and see the last update date?

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@emacsomancer Good idea. At least one of them seems not to been updated since early July, so maybe my apps' developers have had their summer vacations or something. :)

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@Stoori Do you guys know about it, @e_mydata ?
Or @fdroidorg ?

googleless phone question 

@Stoori @e_mydata @fdroidorg hey, I've just checked on my phone. The latest amazon prime video and the twitter apps are both from yesterday

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@aldonogueira @e_mydata @fdroidorg Okay, good to hear, I guess this is just coincidence on my end.

googleless phone question 

@Stoori i install Netflix and Disney+ from Aurora so i just checked

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@meena @Stoori I use Aurora to install my local covid tracker app; but in general "giving up google" has to include all of google, not just the services on your phone but the whole experience, including software available only through their Play store.

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@meena Okay, I guess it's just a coincidence that my apps haven't had any updates for a while.

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@Stoori I have updated Signal yesterday through Aurora. Did you check that there are updates available for your apps?

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@lapor Good point. At least one of the apps really hasn't had updates since early July now that I checked from the web, so I guess this is just a coincidence.

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@Stoori Weird. I see updates when I look on Aurora rn. #calyxos on Pixel 4a btw

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@obsolete29 Okay, I guess it's just coincidence with these apps. Thanks.

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@Stoori I'm getting updates

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@ijyx yeah, i guess this is just coincidence and my apps haven't had any updates lately, or something

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