Tag: Play Store

Google India purged 4L bad content pieces in May
Google slammed for allowing only fantasy sports, rummy apps on Play Store in India

Starting September 28, Play Store will begin a limited-time pilot allowing for the distribution of daily fantasy sports (DFS) and Rummy apps to users in India by developers incorporated in India.

  • Thursday, 08 September 2022
Google removed 7 lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017

San Francisco: Google removed over seven lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017 that violated its policies – 70 per cent more than the apps it took down in 2016 — the company said on Wednesday. “Not only did we remove more bad apps, we were able to identify and take action against them […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
'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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Google may remove apps if found in violation

San Francisco: Google has issued notice to app developers not to use its Accessibility Services that is designed for users with disabilities and for other purposes that may create or lead to security issues, adding that it will remove such apps from its Play Store. To better help users with disabilities, Android has a set […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Google removing 100 apps from Chinese developer

San Francisco: Suspecting malicious cyber attacks and data breach possibilities, Google is removing apps from a Chinese Android app developer – DO Global – which holds roughly 100 apps in the Play Store with over 600 million installs and is partly owned by Internet major Baidu. 46 apps from DO Global have already been removed from […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Google to let you auto-delete location tracking data

San Francisco: In yet another bid to address privacy concerns, Google is rolling out a key feature that will allow people to automatically delete their Location History, Web and App Activity data. Google last year courted controversy when an Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store users’ location […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Chrome users to soon play and pause videos in browser

San Francisco: Google is working on to add a play and pause button on its Chrome browser’s toolbar that will help users pause or resume a video playing in the browser, regardless of the where it’s coming from. According to ZDNet, the new Google Chrome feature is called Global Media Controls (GMC) and is now […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Google removes 85 adware apps from Play Store

San Francisco: Google has removed 85 apps from its Play Store after security researchers at Trend Micro found a particularly annoying adware hiding inside. “We found another example of adware’s potential real-life impact on Google Play. Trend Micro detects this as AndroidOS_Hidenad.HRXH. Apart from displaying advertisements that are difficult to close, it employs unique techniques […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Google Removes 600 'Disruptive' Apps From Play Store

San Francisco: Google has removed nearly 600 “disruptive” Android apps from its Play Store, along with banning their developers who tricked users to click on ads. According to the company, one area of focus for the Ads team is developing new ways to detect disruptive ads shown outside of the app – for example, out-of-context […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Play Store
Google Tests Tool To Let Users Compare Similar Apps On Play Store

San Francisco: Google is reportedly testing a new feature in the Play Store app that will allow users to directly compare similar apps, in order to make decisions before downloading an app. According to a report in Android Police, a new section called “Compare apps” has begun showing for a few users that displays similar-looking […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Google Allows Gambling Apps On Play Store In 15 Countries

New Delhi: Google has allowed gambling and betting apps on its Play Store that will be available for users in 15 countries including the US. Currently, gambling apps are only allowed in four countries: Brazil, France, Ireland, and the UK. From March 1, the new policy changes in Google Play Store will allow authorised and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Google Go Crosses 500M Installs On Play Store

New Delhi: Google Go has crossed the 500 million download mark on the Play Store, indicating the brisk sale of Android Go devices over the past four years. Google Go is a trimmed-down version of the Google app that you get pre-installed on any Android phone. Google Go is pre-installed on Android Go devices, all […]

  • Saturday, 03 April 2021