Tag Archive: Store


Google suspends Indian ‘Remove China Apps’ from the Play Store

The app was found to violate the Play Store’s Deceptive Behavior Policy.

What you need to know Remove China Apps, which was the top trending app in India recently, has been removed from the Play Store. Since late May, the app was downloaded over 5 million times in the country. The app allowed users to delete all apps developed by Chinese companies from their phones.

An app called Remove China Apps went viral in India last month,  [Read More…]

Podcast Addict suspended from Play Store due to new COVID-19 policy

Podcasts about COVID-19 exist, therefore Podcast Addict is a Covid-19 app.

What you need to know Podcast Addict pulled from the Google Play Store as a result of new COVID-19 rules. Google currently bans apps from “referencing COVID-19” unless they are endorsed by public health agencies. Some podcasts which can be accessed on the app do reference the virus and associated disease, triggering the ban.

The Play Store’s policies currently warn “any apps referencing COVID-19, or related  [Read More…]

Fortnite is now available on the Google Play Store

Available now!

What you need to know Epic Games announced it was putting Fortnite on the Google Play Store. The game had previously been available as a direct download through Epic. In a statement, Epic said that “disadvantages” Google places on outside apps has forced the change.

When Fortnite originally released for mobile devices, the game was not made available for the Google Play Store. However, Epic announced today that Fortnite would be put on the Google  [Read More…]

Google cracks down on Play Store subscription scams with new policies

Google will force developers to be more transparent with potential subscribers.

What you need to know Google is rolling out a change to how subscriptions operate in the Play Store. Its new policies now encourage developers to give users as much information and control as possible before they commit to subscriptions. The new policies go into effect from today for new developers, while veterans have 60 days to implement the necessary changes.

Google is making changes to  [Read More…]

Google now highlights kid-friendly apps in the Play Store

You’ll be able to find more kid-friendly content on the Play Store.

What you need to know Google will begin highlighting kid-friendly apps and games in a new Kids section in the play store. Apps and games present in that tab will have been reviewed and approved by teachers and educators around the U.S. The new section will begin rolling out in the U.S. over the next few days.

As more and more students now learn from  [Read More…]

Google One users get gifted $5 Play Store credit

It’s essentially a free month and a half of base Google One storage.

What you need to know Google One is Google’s paid storage subscription service. The company is now offering users of its service a $ 5 reward voucher. This can be redeemed across all of Google’s Play enabled devices to purchase apps, books, movies, and games.

If you have a Google One subscription, you would do well to check your email. A nice surprise might  [Read More…]

AnTuTu’s apps removed from Play Store over connection with Cheetah Mobile

Guilt by association.

What you need to know The popular suite of AnTuTu benchmarking apps has been removed from the Google Play Store. It was most likely due to its association with Cheetah Mobile after Google recently purged all of CM’s apps for violating Play Store policies. In a statement, AnTuTu ensures that Cheetah Mobile is only an investor and has nothing to do with the operations at the company.

In February, Google made the announcement that  [Read More…]

The Google Play Store is getting a dark theme toggle

The server-side test is currently limited to a few Android 10 phones.

What you need to know Google has quietly added a new Theme setting for some Android 10 devices. The setting lets users switch between Light, Dark, and System default modes. It is possible that a wider rollout will begin within the next few weeks.

Google began rolling out dark theme support for the Play Store in September last year. However, unlike a few other Google  [Read More…]

Huawei’s app store is still mostly irrelevant to anyone in the west

Boasting about being so far behind is not a good look even if it’s the only good thing to say.

When I was but a youngster, my father was a mechanic for one of the local stock car drivers. At the risk of showing my age, I can remember that somehow local promoters convinced Richard Petty to race at the little local track. In the weeks before that day, I can remember those local drivers saying how  [Read More…]

Huawei claims AppGallery is now the third-largest app store in the world

That’s based on a reported 400 million active monthly users.

What you need to know Huawei claims its app store is now the third-largest in the world. The company is hoping to court developers by claiming up to 400 million monthly active users for AppGallery. It’s also planning to invest as much as $ 1 billion to attract developers to its app marketplace.

As the Trump administration tightens its noose around Huawei, and Google signals its helplessness  [Read More…]