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Google Play is cleaner than ever before

Less bad apps and malicious developers

In 2018, Google introduced a series of new policies to protect users from new abuse trends. They also detected and removed malicious developers way faster than before thanks to having a bigger team working with these issues.

In numbers the rejected app submissions increased by more than 55% and the number of app suspensions increased by more than 66%. Google says that the underlying factor for these numbers can be attributed to their investments in automated protections, as well as more human reviewing processes.

Additionally, Google Play Protect keeps identifying and stopping bad apps from entering Google Play. In fact, over the system scans over 50 billion apps on user’s devices each day to secure installed apps.

Read more: Google Play Protect: Around the clock protection

During 2019, Google will keep working and focusing on the following areas: protecting user privacy, developer integrity and harmful app contents and behaviours.

To dig in more into the subject, check out the full article on Android Developers Blog.

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