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How we fought bad apps and malicious developers in 2018

Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play Google Play is committed to providing a secure and safe platform for billions of Android users on their journey discovering and experiencing the apps they love and enjoy. To deliver against this commitment, we worked last year to improve our abuse detection […]

Google releases source code of Santa Tracker for Android 2018

Posted by Chris Banes, Chief Elf of Android Engineering Today, we pushed the source code for Google’s Santa Tracker 2018 Android app at google/santa-tracker-android, including its 17 mini-games, Santa tracking feature, Wear app and more! Visually the app looks much the same this year, but underneath the hood the app […]

Grow your app business internationally through localization on Google Play

Posted by Chris Yang, Program Manager, Translation Service It is not uncommon for developers to have the following concerns and thoughts when considering whether to localize their apps: “I just don’t have the time!” “Translation is too expensive.” “High-quality translation is just hard to find.” Does this sound familiar? At […]

Wrapping up for 2018 with Google Play and Android

Posted by Patricia Correa, Platforms & Ecosystems Earlier this year we highlighted some of Google Play’s milestones and commitments in supporting the 1M+ developers on the Play Store, as well as those of you working on Android apps and games and looking to launch and grow your business on our […]

In reviews we trust — Making Google Play ratings and reviews more trustworthy

Posted by Fei Ye, Software Engineer and Kazushi Nagayama, Ninja Spamologist Google Play ratings and reviews are extremely important in helping users decide which apps to install. Unfortunately, fake and misleading reviews can undermine users’ trust in those ratings. User trust is a top priority for us at Google Play, […]

PUBG Mobile is offering free $2 worth of in-game credits

Now Grab $2 PUBG Mobile Play Store Credit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), the most popular online multiplayer battle royale game, is offering free in-game credits up to $2. PUBG, which just won the Best Game Award of 2018 in Google Play, has decided to thank its players for the honor by giving away free […]

Google Play services discontinuing updates for API levels 14 and 15

Posted by Sam Spencer, Technical Program Manager, Google Play The Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) platform is seven years old and the active device count has been below 1% for some time. Consequently, we are deprecating support for ICS in future releases of Google Play services. For devices running ICS, […]