With Android now established as a mature mobile operating system, Google is looking at ways to help improve the overall experience. And one of the methods the search engine giant will now be using involves the targeting of poor-performing apps.
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Google is rolling out changes to the system it uses to detect instances where developers have tried to game the Play Store. The search engine giant says that this activity breaches the terms of the Google Play Developer Policy, and is used by some developers to artificially manipulate the placement of their app.
The Android 7.0 N APIs have been finalised, meaning that developers now have a solid base from which to build their apps. A fourth developer preview of Android N has been made available by Google, which includes the finalised APIs.
A popular third-party Twitter app has returned to Google Play after having a cloud of uncertainty cast over its future. Fenix was unable to accept new users after reaching the token limit that Twitter has in place for third-party apps.
Sony has moved to support the developer edition of the next version of Android across much of its hardware. The Android M Developer Preview, which was made available by Google for Nexus devices, can now be used on a wide range of Sony Xperia products.
A new version of Google Play Services has been released for all devices running anything from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.4 KitKat. There is no need for users to take any action, as the update will automatically be downloaded and installed.
There is some good news for developers from a number of European countries, with Google adding more locations that are able to sell paid Android apps via Google Play. Although developers from 150 countries – from Albania to Zimbabwe – are able to upload free apps, before the most recent additions only 37 of those had the option of selling the products of their labour.
Android is set to undergo a major change that will fundamentally alter the way that apps work under the operating system.