While malware seems to be a rampant problem in the world of Android, Google has taken extraordinary measures to ensure smartphone and tablet users are not affected by corrupt apps. So with that, Google has heard the cries and angst from affected Play Store users and is now fighting back— except it’s now fighting back against small, independent developers in addition to the untrusted ones. Google recently introduced stricter terms and conditions into its Developer Distribution Agreement, which allows it to maintain better order in its Play Store. As a catch however— Google’s automated crackdown also affects small developers such as Cory Trese by sending individuals like Trease automated emails, informing him that he is violating the spam provisions of the new developer terms and conditions.
A belief of Google’s attacks on devs like Trease may have to do with a simple fact: his app gets updated frequently— almost too frequently. The only catch is that it’s just pure speculation— there’s no concrete reason for Google’s newfound threat nor is Google responding to Trease and his brother. Nevertheless, Android users of all certainly have something to look forward to with the much-needed control and order of the Play Store in order to make the overall user experience better for all. But at the same time, Google will need to be careful with what type of precedent it intends to set if it does go after talented and innocent indie developers.
source: Wired UK