Google surrenders to China, pulls down ‘Remove Chinese Apps’, Mitron from Play Store

    04-Jun-2020   
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Google Play Store has taken down the "Remove China App" from the play store due to ‘violation of app store policies’ On Wednesday. Within just two weeks, the App got over 50 lakh users and became the top free application on the entire Google Play Store until a day before.
 
Jaipur-based app developers One Touch AppLabs launched the application two weeks ago. The app enables the user to detect the Chinese apps on their phone and help them uninstall those apps.
 
“We don’t allow apps that attempt to deceive users or enable dishonest behaviour including but not limited to apps which are determined to be functionally impossible,” the policy reads. Google’s Play Store policy clearly states that all apps must provide “an accurate disclosure, description, and images/video of their functionality in all parts of the metadata and should perform as reasonably expected by the user.”
 
Also, “any changes to device settings must be made with the user’s knowledge and consent and be easily reversible by the user.”
 
OneTouchAppLabs took to Twitter and announced that the app has been suspended from the Play store. However, even the firm didn’t confirm why the app has been removed.
 
Earlier, Google had pulled the Mitron app from Google Play store. Mitron was widely popular as a replacement for Chinese-made TikTok.