Tag: Google Play Store

Ramdev's messaging app 'Kimbho' disappears from Google Play Store

New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev’s “Swadeshi” messaging app called “Kimbho” that aims to take on WhatsApp and WeChat has suddenly disappeared from Google Play Store. However, the app launched on Wednesday is still seen on iOS App Store. Several people who tried to download the app from Play Store were amused at its sudden disappearance. […]

Google Play Store shuns 60 games infected with porn malware

San Francisco: Google has kicked out nearly 60 games, many of which were for children, from its Play Store after a security research firm found they were infected with a pornographic malware. Researchers from Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies reported that the malware, dubbed as “AdultSwine”, displayed pornographic images that looked like advertisements designed to prompt […]

'LIKE' awarded best entertainment app on Google Play Store

New Delhi: The ‘LIKE’ app, developed by Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pvt Ltd, has been awarded the best entertainment app, best social app and also featured in the most popular app category on Google Play Store, the company has said. LIKE was awarded as the best entertainment app in India and Indonesia and best social app […]

WhatsApp fake version found on Google Play Store

London: A fake and possibly malicious version of WhatsApp has been found lurking on the Google Play Store as “Update WhatsApp Messenger” with developer name as ‘WhatsApp Inc*’. The app has been downloaded up to 5,000 times on the Play Store. There is another version under the same name which has a million downloads. The original […]

Over 5 million people download Google's 'Tez' app

New Delhi: Google’s digital payment app ‘Tez’ that was launched in India on September 18 has been downloaded five million times on Play Store. Within 24 hours of ‘Tez’ being launched, Google saw nearly 1.8 crore gross merchandise volume (GMV) done with over four lakh active users. Built on the Indian government-supported Unified Payments Interface […]

Gab.ai sues Google post removal from Play Store

San Francisco: Free-speech social media platform Gab.ai has sued Google, saying the technology giant has violated federal antitrust laws by rejecting its app from the Google Play Store. In the lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania federal court, Gab alleged that “Google deprives competitors, on a discriminatory basis, of access to the App Store, which an essential […]

Truecaller surpasses Facebook, becomes fourth most downloaded app in India

New Delhi: Surpassing Facebook, leading communication app Truecaller has become the fourth most downloaded application in India on Google Play Store and is delivering over 100,000 clicks in a day to in-app advertisers. According to the “Mary Meeker Internet trends 2017” report, Whatsapp leads the list of the most downloaded app, followed by Messenger and ShareIt. […]

Now 'Judy' malware infects 36.5 mn Android phones globally

New Delhi: As the world was still recovering from the “WannaCrypt” ransomware attack, a malware called “Judy” hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones, making its way through Google Play Store. According to cyber security firm Check Point, dozens of malicious apps have been downloaded between 4.5 million to 18.5 million times. Some of the malware-affected […]