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What limits are placed on apps?

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Android and Google Play: What limits are placed on apps?

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March 4, 2016

As we have mentioned on other occasions, Android is the most used operating system in the world. This makes it linked with a very wide catalog of applications run by Google, and in which developers turn all their projects, from games of all genres, to tools aimed at improving productivity and making life easier to millions of users through their tablets and smartphones. This results in the options that we find on this platform are almost unlimited and most importantly: Each day that passes they expand offering new titles with which to reach even more consumers.

However, not everything has a place in the software of Mountain View and therefore, there are some limits that although at first they may seem to be aimed at the protection of users and their rights, in many other cases they raise criticism that for many, involves making concessions to third parties. Although there are currently more than one million applications available for more than one billion devices equipped with Android, there are some contents that we will never see in our terminals due to the limits imposed by Google. Then we tell you what is vetoed and the causes of these prohibitions and we will try to see if it is something that has a positive impact or not on consumers.

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1. Featured opinions

In an attempt to guarantee the neutrality and the free choice of users when downloading applications, Google prohibits to developers take the positive opinions about his creations and position them first. Other functions that the search engine uses to establish a certain impartiality is the prohibition of repeating words in the descriptions in order to improve the positioning of that element on the web, offer too much information about the app or advertise other tools within an application.

2. Respect for privacy

Although in many cases, this is not fulfilled either by the creators themselves, or by Google when it comes to exposing the clauses in the conformation contracts when receiving a service from the search engine, the Applications existing in the catalog are forced to have a clear privacy policy That is at all times available to users so that they can know what they are exposed to and what is done with their data when downloading the different tools.

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3. Copyright

Google Play is blunt with plagiarism. Those platforms that are do you copy of others made by prominent developers present in the catalog, are removed quickly. In this sense, those of Mountain View control all aspects that may be grounds for discarding, from the imitation logo to its name. This seeks to defend the intellectual property of creators already consolidated and with an important presence.

4. Protection of groups

As we have mentioned on other occasions, Android and the applications available to it, are the most used in the world not only for the number of users but also, for the age ranges that handle them, a fact that is reflected in the existence of apps available to groups such as children of any age or elderly. To further ensure your protection, you prohibits fully publishing applications with pornographic or explicit content as well as those that involve the violation of the basic rights of other groups or minorities.

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