The latest news from the Google Play Store is that nine apps are malicious and have been taken down by Google. As per reports from Ars Technica, researchers at Dr. Web found that these apps use a special mechanism via which they trick users into handing over their Facebook credentials.Read More
T-Series lodged a complaint against Google’s social media app Bolo Indya following which it was removed from Play Store.
Super Cassettes Industries Pvt Ltd, which functions under the brand name T-Series, had sent an infringement notice to social media and video sharing platforms almost a year back. It was said in the notice that they have to pay around Rs. 3.5 crore for the damages due to using its copyrighted content.Read More
Google has recently come up with a feature, which is very similar to Apple’s nutrition labels. Under this feature, the App developers need to answer what is collected and stored and where it is used. This is a part of Google Play’s upcoming ‘safety section’ and will be launched in the first quarter of 2022.Read More
Just last month, Google Play Store got a major update. In this update, the UI was redesigned. The hamburger menu was removed and a newly designed Settings page was brought in. However, there’s more. A revamped my Apps menu has been introduced which will come in place of the present ‘My Apps & Games’ page.Read More
The App Store is filled with spam Apps, Apps having the same name, and also Apps with emojis in their names. At the time, there are many clone Apps of popular apps. This confuses the Android users when they go to download an App and they come across the clone ones, thus making it difficult for them to understand which the real one is. Now, Google Play Store has decided to bring some changes to its naming policy to stop all these, and these changes will be functioning in the second half of 2021, the company said.Read More
Google has put forth several policy updates for the apps in its Play Store. The most important update is that it will stop most developers from seeing what Android apps are installed on a device.Read More
Google has decided to half the percentage it takes from its app developers on the sale of the apps in the Google play store. A similar move was taken by Apple last year.
Google said that they are reducing the fees to 15% from 30% for the first $1 million in revenue on sales of apps and in-app-purchases each year. After the first $1 million, developers will pay the typical 30% fee.
Though Apple made a similar move last year, this program from Google is different. The difference lies in the fact that Apple gives this reduction in fees to smaller developers only. Smaller developers refer to those developers who made around $1 million last year. Read More
It was reported in November 2019 that GoogleGo passed 100 million downloads on the play store. This success was achieved due to two main reasons. The first one being that the app was pre-installed on Android Go devices and the second reason being that the app helps users all around the world to limit their data consumption, thanks to its data-saving approach. Its success all around the world is confirmed by the fact that it has just passed 500 million installations on the Play Store. Read More
The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, is not thrilled with the TikTok Competitor Reels site. During an interview with The Verge’s Decoder podcast today, he discussed the format, which launched in the US in August. Read More