Search engine giant, Google, in July, placed a ban on applications that allows its users to mine cryptocurrencies on mobile devices. But despite the embargo placed on these applications, some are still very active and available to be downloaded on the Google Play Store platform.
With the competition rife in the technology market, lots of companies are forced to make sweeping changes, to aid the credibility of the firm. Search engine giant Google, a leading name in the technology business and one of the biggest brands in the world, decided to change some of its policies on its Play Store, and of course, the radical change affected some applications on the platform.
The firm placed an embargo on all applications that are involved in cryptocurrency mining activities, ad contents including Initial Coin Offering (ICO), cryptocurrency trading advice, and some others were affected in the purge.
The firm mentioned that it remains resolute in giving the best of service to its customers and therefore asks the developers of the affected applications to make the necessary changes to meet the needed requirement or be forcibly evicted from the platform. Though, experts are of the opinion that the move is aimed at cutting down on apps that mine coins in secret, in the background of devices.
Enforcing The Law
Though the firm was very clear and direct in its resolution, however, some applications, who are yet to meet the standard requirement were still being seen on the Google Play Store, weeks after the deadline.
Google, in its bid to rid the Play Store of such applications, brought down apps such as AA Miner, Free BCH, and MinerGate apps. It also brought down an application that launched on the platform, after the deadline date.
To prove that Google is not against the development and advancement of cryptocurrencies, apps that comply with the new standard procedures are still very active on the Play Store. Apps like NeoNeonMiner, PocketMiner, Bitcoin Miner and Crypto Miner PRO have in one way or the other amended its applications to key into the firm’s new directives.
Some of the affected applications are looking for a way to get around the ban and are working effortlessly to meet the new requirements.
The move is meant to protect smartphone users against downloading junks to their devices which could cause some form of damage to the device.