Google issues explanation on bringing down applications from India’s Play Store

Google has explained to give out subtleties concerning why it made applications like Mitron and Remove China Apps inaccessible from its Play Store in India.

In a letter signed by Sameer Samat, VP, Android, and Google Play, it has been uncovered that the applications were expelled on account of various technical policy violations.

Among the applications expelled was Mitron, which had functions like TikTok.

The announcement included that Google is working with developers to assist them with fixing issues and resubmit their applications. Google has given the developer some guidance and once the issue has been tended to the application can return on Play.

‘Remove China Apps’ was one more application that was deleted from the Play Store. The application urged clients to remove applications from China and back local ones.

On this topic, the announcement explained:

“We also recently suspended several apps for violating the policy that we don’t allow an app that ‘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. We hope this helps clarify the rationale behind these recent actions. We thank our developers for all the amazing work they do and our consumers for their continued support in helping to create a safe and secure mobile app ecosystem.”