Apparently, Google will follow the same path as Apple and remove thousands of outdated apps from its Play Store.
The North American giant’s decision could cut the number of apps in this store by about a third.
Google will remove 869,000 apps from the Play Store
According to information released by CNET’s website, Google will follow the same path as Apple and remove old apps from the Play Store. But while Cupertino has removed nearly 650,000 apps, Google will have to remove at least 869 thousand.
According to the same technical information site, Google is preparing everything to hide these applications until developers update the products. Such a procedure will make it impossible for users to download these applications.
The decision of both companies is due to exactly the same reason, which is user safety. Older, less modern apps don’t take advantage of the latest Android and iOS improvements, new APIs, or the tighter protections that exist now.
The immediate consequence is that these outdated apps may experience security issues that updated apps do not.
For their part, programmers have already shown themselves against the North American giant’s decision to remove apps that are more than two years old, saying the action is unfair.
But despite all the protests, Google appears ready to move forward with its decision, as is Apple.
Android 13 is an update shy of its predecessor
However, this week at its first event/event, Google revealed the Android 13 operating system which is, in the opinion of the most diverse analysts, an update shy of its predecessor. One of the new features of the operating system is the new Privacy and Security page that displays a set of information about data collected by installed applications.
On the other hand, with Android 13 there are also new permissions for apps that, from now on, will be closely controlled by the user. For example, they will need the user’s permission to even send notifications.
The Messages app has also been improved, and group conversations will now also be end-to-end encrypted, similar to what already happens with conversations with a single contact.
A list of smartphones eligible for Android 13 beta has also been released, which include Pixel, Xiaomi, OPPO and Realme smartphones, among other brands. You can consult Article by 4G News Ready to confirm that your smartphone can try the new Android 13.
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