Google Fires About 60,000 Apps from the Play Store in Regards to its Anti-Spam Policies

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  • 09 Apr 2013
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  • The number of apps available on the Google Play Store has reached a number that was hard to believe a few years back when the OS was just coming to life. But like with every tree there are also the bad apples and Android has had its share of users complaining that the Play Store policies are not keeping the compromising software away.

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    It becomes more and more apparent that Google is now longer willing to look the other way when it comes to developers that break the Play Store policies. Thus a first decisive move was with the removal of all ad-blocker related software a few weeks back, to the developers that invested time in every one greatly disagreeing. Now it comes to a new move, that may clean the Play Store of all the apps that are meant to cause frustration from causing all sorts of ad-related spam.

    The number of apps no longer on the Play Store, suspected of going against Googlețs anti-spam policies is close to 60.000. That is greater than the total number of apps that Android offered in its early formes. This move may also be related to the upcoming Google I/O event, where an announcement regarding the new version 4.0 of the Google Play Store for Android is also expected. In any case, many developers seem to have thought only wise to remove their apps themselves, which may come back in a more acceptable form.

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