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Google Opens Play Store to Third-Party Payment Systems in EU

Google today announced it would let app developers use third-party payment systems for non-gaming apps on the Play Store in the European Economic Area (EEA) — reports TechCrunch. The decision comes after the European Union (EU) passed the Digital Markets Act (DMA) earlier this month. Among other things, the DMA prohibits operators of app distribution...

Match Group Suing Google over Play Store Billing Policies, Google Responds

Match Group, the parent company of Tinder, OkCupid and Match, is suing Google for over-restrictive billing policies within the Play Store. The company has launched a formal complaint, claiming that Google has “illegally monopolized the market for distributing apps.” Google has since responded. Match Group's complaint was uploaded and accessible on May 9th. Reading it,...

Google to Ban Third-Party Call Recording Apps from the Play Store

An update to Google's Developer Programme Policy is set to block third-party call recording apps from the Play Store starting May 11 — reports 9to5Google. On April 6, Google revamped its developer policy for the use of the Accessibility API, adding several new restrictions and stipulating that it "is not designed and cannot be requested for...

Google Play Store to Hide and Block Downloads of Outdated Apps

The Google Play Store will soon start hiding outdated Android apps that may not have the latest privacy and security features. According to a new blog post, the change is part of Google Play's latest policy updates, which soon change target API level requirements for existing Android apps on the Store. This rule will come...

Google Play Store Website Getting Long-Overdue Redesign

The Google Play website is getting a long-overdue redesign. [caption id="attachment_364034" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Android Police[/caption] Even though the Play Store application for Android has gone through many design iterations over the years, the Play Store website has been frozen in time. For years, it has had the same early Material Design look, but that is...

Android Apps with 6.5 Million Downloads Stole Facebook Passwords: Study

Google has purged nine Android apps with over 6.5 million in combined downloads from its Play Store after research from security firm Dr. Web found that all nine apps were stealing users' Facebook login credentials — reports Ars Technica. Each of the nine apps named in Dr. Web's original post were recording users' Facebook passwords...

Cat Quest is now Available for Free on iOS and Android

Another highly received mobile title has become free on mobile during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Gentlebros' Cat Quest is now available to download for free on both iOS and Android devices. Released in 2017, Cat Quest when developed by The Gentlebros and published by PQube. Cat Quest is best described as a 2D open-world...

Lara Croft GO is free on iOS and Android

Square Enix's acclaimed puzzle-based game Lara Croft GO is now available for free on iOS and Android. This spinoff to the longrunning Tomb Raider franchise initially released in 2015. Developed by Square Enix Montreal, Lara Croft GO is a top-down turn-based puzzle game. Players will maneuver Lara Croft across a level to complete puzzles and...