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Google shock: Almost 900,000 apps will soon be removed from the Play Store

2022-05-18T03:51:17.660Z

Google shock: Almost 900,000 apps will soon be removed from the Play Store Created: 05/18/2022, 05:38 Google cleans up. Almost 900,000 apps will soon disappear from the Google Play Store without being found. (Iconic image) © Matt Rourke/dpa Tech giant Google apparently wants to clean up its Play Store and plans to remove thousands of apps. A specific group of applications is affected. Mountain



Google shock: Almost 900,000 apps will soon be removed from the Play Store

Created: 05/18/2022, 05:38

Google cleans up.

Almost 900,000 apps will soon disappear from the Google Play Store without being found.

(Iconic image) © Matt Rourke/dpa

Tech giant Google apparently wants to clean up its Play Store and plans to remove thousands of apps.

A specific group of applications is affected.

Mountain View - Spring Cleaning on the Google Play Store.

Tech giant Google wants to clean up properly.

A large number of Android apps for users could soon disappear from the Play Store and be untraceable.

According to the Android Authority

, the number of apps in the Google Play Store could be reduced by almost a third

.

Google cleans up and many apps are thrown out

Google plans to ditch gaming apps that haven't been updated in two years.

According to a study by

CNET

, there would be 869,000 fewer apps in the Google Play Store after the eviction.

Competitor Apple is already planning similar measures.

Around 650,000 apps are affected here.

Google had previously announced tougher sanctions for such apps,

writes

chip.de.

First, the company would have announced that apps that do not receive an update by October 2023 would no longer appear in the store.

Even the direct search would not bring any results for Android users.

Only with a new update would the apps appear again.

It remains to be seen how Google users will react to the clean-up campaign.

The company previously announced that it would remove streaming services from its app.

Google Play Store mucks up for the safety of its users

Both Google and Apple are taking the measures to protect the security of their users.

Many of the older apps could contain security gaps that third parties could use to harm smartphone users.

And last but not least, the apps naturally take up a lot of space on the servers.

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Google Play Store decision faces headwind from indie developers

Some developers have already complained about the plans.

In some games there is hardly anything to do, she objected.

They believe that the actions of Apple and Google are unfair.

And there was also headwind with Apple's decision,

writes

chip.de.

Indie developers in particular, who have a finished game in the store but are unable to update due to lack of time, are hit hard by the move.

But the tech giants, despite the objections, are unwilling to change course.

They are convinced that they have made the right decision - also in the interests of their users.

Source: merkur

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