April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Google Play Music Fixes Faux Pas, Says Sorry
Recently, we talked about the Google Play Music deauthorization issue. For those who aren’t aware, users of Google Music signed in randomly one day and could no longer deauthorize accounts on their Google Music. While this wouldn’t be a big deal for most unrooted users, for root users—and especially flashaholics like yours truly—this is was a pretty big deal, as users were finding that with every new ROM flash, Google would add a device to the authorization list. Once full, users used to be able to deauthorize the duplicate or unneeded devices. However, Google limited deathorization, much to the dismay of its active root users.
Much like Facebook a few weeks ago, Google realized that they upset many users and have since eased up on device deauthorization. This allows rooted users to use Google Music as they had before this policy took affect. While it’s not exactly clear why Google suddenly dropped the new policy after taking the time to explain it to so many angry users, one can only assume it was prompted by massive amounts of music disappearing from their servers and a whole bunch of angry yet-to-be-answered emails. In any case, this short, yet frustrating time in all our lives is over and Google has, presumably, learned its lesson.
Now, if only Motorola would learn from Google, then there’d be some real progress. For now, though, baby steps.
For anyone who wants to check out the discussion of the matter, head on over to the discussion thread.[Thanks to XDA Senior Member bfspider and Google Plus user James Mason for the heads up!]
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