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Updates to Google Play policies may lead to fewer free apps

News   •   Aug 25, 2013 16:53 BST

Why do you love Android, operating system on popular devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One smartphone? Is it due to the abundance of free apps on the Google Play store? This may no longer be the case as the search giant has made updates to its Google Play policies.

The search giant announced, “We would like to notify you that we have updated the Google Play Developer Program Policy (“Content Policy”). Improvements include new guidance on ads behavior and clarifications to existing policies related to hate speech, gambling, in-app payments, ratings, and impersonation.

“Please visit and familiarize yourself with the above policies. If you find any existing applications in your catalog to be in non-compliance, we ask you to remedy and republish the application within 30 calendar days of the posting of this notification. After this time period, applications discovered to be in violation may be subject to removal from Google Play. Any newly published applications must adhere to the latest version of the Content Policy for Google Play.”

Read through the updated policies here.

Will the updates to these policies result in less free apps on Google Play? Let us know what you think through a comment below.

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