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Weekend poll: Has the Play Store ever banned an app you cared about?

Weekend poll: Has the Play Store ever banned an app you cared about?

Even though Android is wide open to any installation file found on the web, an overwhelming majority of users trust the Google Play Store to discover, download, and update their library of apps and games. It's not perfect, of course. Developers can fall victim to all sorts of pitfalls on the store, including a few introduced by Google itself.

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Google kicked a video player off Play Store for mentioning .ass subtitle format

Google kicked a video player off Play Store for mentioning .ass subtitle format

The Play Store's automated app removal algorithms are supposed to make the distribution platform a safer place for everyone, but unfortunately, the process is prone to false positives. The latest victim to be struck by this is the Just (Video) Player for violating the profanity policy. The app included a note on the subtitle format .ass in its description, which Google's bots identified as a certain body part.

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