Now and then you install an app from the Google Play store that just doesn’t work on your device or is full of glitches. Various online tools can help you identify apps that are full of glitches. Google too has worked in the same direction to alert users from installing such applications from the play store. Google Play now warns you before apps may stop working on your device. In 2022, Google started efforts to prevent users from installing problematic applications from the Google Play store.
Generally, when a user tries to install an application from the Google Play store they can read user reviews and ratings before installing an application. However, now Google is looking forward to introducing substantial measures to check the legitimacy of an application in-store.
Google’s initial plan was to collect data about how often an app crashes on a particular device. The data was collected across devices to determine if an app was crashing on a particular hardware or all devices. The company had decided to set the general threshold for app crashes and multi-second freezes at 1%. Based on the data, if an app crashes at the rate of 8% or more, the Google Play store gives an alert to the user. A screenshot shared on Twitter by freelance tech journalist Mishaal Rahman shows the alert Google sends for apps that may glitch on your device.
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When the alert appears for an application, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the app is harmful to your device or will crash. The alert is a cautionary heads-up for a user based on data collected by Google. So far not many developments are made to this feature. But, it seems Google Play now warns you before apps may stop working on your device to bother with to help you identify an app that may later cause problems for you and your phone, which is a feature that will help many users from installing bad applications from Play Store.
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