Tech giant Google is preparing to purge nearly 900,000 abandoned or non-updated apps from the Play Store.
According to Android Authority, the Google Play Store could see the number of available apps drop by almost a third.
Both Google and Apple have unveiled measures to deal with abandoned apps or apps that haven’t been updated for two years. In Google’s case, that’s 869,000 apps, while Apple has about 650,000.
According to CNET, Google is preparing to hide these apps, preventing users from downloading them until developers update them.
The main reason why both companies take these measures is to protect the security of their users.
Older apps don’t take advantage of Android and iOS changes, new APIs, or new development methods that provide stronger protection. As a result, older apps may have security vulnerabilities that newer apps don’t, according to the report.
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