Google removes 46 apps from the Play Store by Chinese Developer
Muhammad Mubeen Javed
Google removed 46 apps from the Play Store last week. These apps belonged to a Chinese mobile developer, iHandy.
The apps removed had been downloaded millions of times before being removed. It includes selfie, antivirus, security, horoscope, keyboard, emoji and health apps. Eight of iHandy’s apps are still available on the Google Play store.
No reason has been given on why these apps were removed. Both iHandy and Google have refused to comment.
This isn’t the first time Google has removed applications developed by Chinese developers. This move could lead to additional concern about the practices of China’s tech developers.
iHandy is one of the world’s largest developers for mobile apps. It was established in 2008. It set up a team in Silicon Valley in 2016.