Google explains why it removed 'Remove China Apps' from Play Store
Mumbai : Google has become extra cautious with its privacy guidelines and have been removing applications which do not adhere to its guidelines. Two major applications Mitron and Remove China Apps were recently removed.
The company has now explained their move. The tech giant claimed that Remove China Apps doesn’t look like the app will be back on Google Play. The app has been suspended as it “encourages or incentivizes users into removing or disabling third-party apps or modifying device settings or features unless it is part of a verifiable security service”.
“This is a longstanding rule designed to ensure a healthy, competitive environment where developers can succeed based upon design and innovation. When apps are allowed to specifically target other apps, it can lead to behavior that we believe is not in the best interest of our community of developers and consumers. We’ve enforced this policy against other apps in many countries consistently in the past - just as we did here,” Sameer Samat, Vice President, Android and Google Play said.
Remove China Apps had garnered almost one million downloads on Google Play and it was also the top free app. Mitron also received over 5 million downloads and had a 4.7 star rating on Google Play.