- Aug 17, 2014
In a move to prevent users from installing apps that may not have the latest privacy and security features, Google and Apple are looking to remove apps that haven’t been updated in the last two years. The latest policy change of Apple and Google may result in the removal of around 869,000 apps from the Google Play Store and around 650,000 iOS apps from the App Store, according to a report from Pixalate.
As per the Pixalate report, 68% of Google Play Store and App Store apps have received an update in the last two years. To put this into perspective, nearly 3.1 million apps across Play Store and App Store have received updates and, therefore, are abiding by the new rules. The report estimates that nearly 869,000 apps in the Google Play Store and around 650,000 apps in the App Store are likely to face the consequences since they haven't got an update in the last two years. This is equivalent to nearly one-third of Google Play Store and App Store apps combined.
Around 1.5 million apps may get removed from the App Store and Play Store. A report says these apps may not have the latest privacy and security features and, therefore, may get removed.