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Google cancels Huawei’s Android license after Trump blacklist

Google withdraws support for Huawei devices including Play Store, Gmail and Google Play Service Huawei Technologies Co, the Chinese telecom equipment giant, received a yet another blow, as Google has decided to suspend transactions with Huawei following U.S. President Donald Trump’s blacklist order. Reuters who was the first to report the […]

Supporting Google Play developers regarding local market withholding tax regulations

Posted by Gloria On, Program Manager, Google Play Many developers are increasingly focused on growing their businesses globally, and there were more than 94 billion apps downloaded from Google Play in the last year, reaching more than 190 countries. The regulatory environment is frequently changing in local markets, and in […]

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 […]

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, […]

Rootless Pixel Launcher Now Available On The Google Play Store

Get the Rootless Pixel Launcher on your phone from Google Play Store now Rootless Pixel Launcher is now officially available for download under the name ‘Rootless Launcher’ from the Google Play Store for non-Pixel devices. Previously, the stock Pixel Launcher was only available on Google’s handsets. For those unaware, Rootless […]

Publish a Cordova Generated Android App to the Google Play Store

Release your app for the world to find and use This article assumes that you already have a Cordova project setup and can successfully generate an APK file. If that is not true, take a look here to learn more about using Cordova with the Quasar Framework. First, let’s clean up […]

Google Discovers New Android Malware That Spies On Users

Google Detects And Removes Tizi Android Spyware From Google Play Store Google has detected and blocked a fully-featured backdoor known as Tizi that installs spyware onto the Android devices, which has been used mainly to target users from African countries. The malware is used to steal sensitive data from their […]

Fake version of WhatsApp downloaded by over 1 million Android users from Google Play Store

Beware! WhatsApp Business app on Google Play Store is fake Watch out Android users who are looking to download the most popular messaging service, WhatsApp, as a fake version of the app was discovered on Google Play Store . The fake and malicious version of WhatsApp Business posing as “Update […]

Playtime 2017: Find success on Google Play and grow your business with new Play Console features

Posted by Vineet Buch, Director of Product Management, Google Play Apps & Games Today we kicked off our annual global Playtime series with back-to-back events in Berlin and San Francisco. Over the next month, we’ll be hearing from many app and game developers in cities around the world. It has […]