Google is implementing new rules for a safer Play Store. As a result, different types of apps are no longer welcome in the digital store.
Safer Play Store through these rules
It’s no secret that the Play Store from Android has a problem with unsafe apps. That’s why Google is going to ban several categories of apps from the store, including apps that appear to be conscious or unconscious on other apps.
This is not just about fake apps that try to fool users. Apps that offer practically the same experiences as other apps in the Play Store are no longer welcome. Apps that are created by an automatic service, based on a template, are now also banned.
Another important new category of unwelcome apps are crypto miners. At the end of last year it became clear that more and more apps are popping up in the background cryptocurrency such as bitcoin mines. That can cause a lot of problems.
Children and weapons
Google also wants to make the Play Store safer for children. For example, apps in which minors are sexualized are immediately removed, just like apps that are made for children but still contain adult themes.
Pornography is not welcome in the Play Store, just like apps that allow the sale of weapons. Google also denies apps that promote violence or hatred towards individuals based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc.
Google and the Play Store
Although the Play Store is seen as unsafe, Google is working hard to do something about it. For example, in 2017, no less than 39 million malicious apps were removed. Nevertheless, it is still important to pay attention. That’s why we give 5 tips to make Google Play as safe as possible.
What is custom ROM?
ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.
The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :
- Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
- Better RAM Management.
- Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
- See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.zip