Aptoide, A Play Store Competitor, Rebels Against Goog
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Aptoide, A Play Store Competitor, Rebels Against Google Hiding Its App

Google has been accused many times of being unfair to third-party apps

Aptoide, A Play Store Competitor, Rebels Against Google Hiding Its App

Google has been accused by Aptoide for not letting other Play Store alternatives to be visible on its Store. Also, since Android is not completely controlled by Google, Google does not have the authority to force any ban on app even though some guidelines are set that are required to be followed by app developers.

After a series of investigation, European Commission imposed a $5 billion penalty on Google, last summer 2018, for antitrust abuses. However, this hasn’t stopped rivals like Aptoide to complain about Google’s anti-competitive behavior.

Google Play Protect flagged Aptoide as a harmful app in the summer of 2018, hiding it from users’ devices and requesting them to uninstall it. 

Google Play Protect is an in-built anti-malware for Android devices to protect its users from any attack by spammy applications. But this does not justify its flagging of Aptoide as several studies suggest that Aptoide is an absolutely safe marketplace for users. This resulted in the decline of Aptoide user-base by 15-20% since 2018.

Since Aptoide is not available on Google Play Store, users who download it externally get a notification from Google, saying its a harmful app by giving options to uninstall it.

To make third-party app stores work, users have to go to Play Protect settings in Google Play Store and deactivate it. Learn more about how Play Protect works. Although, this can be really complicated for everyday users.

To help spread the word, the company has created the website GooglePlayFair.com, which reminds us of the website Spotify created about Apple earlier this year.

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
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She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

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