Google Play Store showing Open button

Hi All,

I have created a new version of Ionic v3 App on Android using “ionic cordova build android --release --prod” after bumping the version no of the app in config.xml.

The upload to Play Store is successful but trying to update the App on device does not show the Open button instead of Update button. I want to avoid uninstalling and re-installing the app.

Here is my config info:

$ ionic info
cli packages: (E:\N\node_modules)

@ionic/cli-utils  : 1.9.2
ionic (Ionic CLI) : 3.9.2


Node : v8.1.2
npm  : 5.0.3
OS   : Windows 10

I have googled all over the place for a solution. People have mentioned versioning problem, signing issue as possible causes. But these are ruled out as I have verified that they are ok.

Coud it be poblem with cordova build tools issue?

$ cordova -v

Checking here if anyone has seen this problem before and know a solution.


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There might be no build issue after all.

For previous version of app installed directly from Play store, the Update button is shown but for app downloaded previously from other sources this wont be the case.

Might save somebody time if they encounter this.