Google Play’s importance to the Android ecosystem has become self-evident in the face of the U.S. government ban. In a report released today, Google describes the mechanics and platform features of Google Play, but also indirectly shows its importance to Android smartphones. In fact, Google Play is more than just an official app store, it also includes a variety of included tools, services, and resources to help developers and users maximize their android devices.
(From: Google, via Slash Gear)
Developers rely not only on Google Play for convenient APIs and tools, but also on documentation, examples, and someof controversial revenue-sharing.
From a user’s point of view, they can quickly and securely retrieve the apps they want in Google Play. Because the premise of entering the official App Store is to pass the Google Play Protect security check and keep the malware out.
Not surprisingly, Google has boasted about some of its achievements, including supporting more than 2 billion devices.
But it doesn’t address some of the issues plaguing the Play Store, such as malware that escaped security checks, or even the original app that was rejected by Ayre’s malicious report (the most recent example is LibreTorrent).
Google claims to have 1,700 human reviewers, but they seem to follow the established Google Play workflow, not the app itself, which still relies heavily on machine learning algorithms.