back to article Google India says Play store policy, not geopolitics, behind removal of Chinese-app-deleting app

Google India has explained why it yanked an app called Remove China Apps from its “Play” digital souk. A Thursday post titled “Clarifying Recent App Decisions on Play” points out that the digital bazaar’s policies do not allow “Apps that encourage or incentivize users into removing or disabling third-party apps or modifying …

  1. pradeepvasudev

    Tiktok versus mitron: What a crock

    If duplicate functionality were a reason to remove apps, then the PlayStore would be a very empty place. He is just lying - straight and simple. I am sure its got very little to do with China, but I am pretty sure its something to do with a certain coziness between tiktok and the goog.

    1. ratfox

      Re: Tiktok versus mitron: What a crock

      Mitron seems to be back.

      This makes sense. If an app just shows videos, it matters little that the app resembles another, as long as it does not show the same videos.

  2. Gene Cash Silver badge

    > prohibits “apps that merely provide the same experience as other apps already on Google Play"

    Really? What about the thousands of generic speedometer apps, or OBD2 apps, or "shopping made easy" apps, or resistor color code apps, or fake caller-id apps, or... well you get the point.

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