The upgrade is planned to improve the security of users.
Following the announcement of dropping support for 32-bit applications in future versions of Android, Google has decided to tighten the rules for developers, to those timely update their program.
The search giant wants all the apps in Google Play were guaranteed to be optimized for the latest version of the “green robot” to enhance user safety.
“The second half of 2018, Google Play will require that new applications and updates to existing programs focused on the current Android API. The rule will take effect for the new content since August of 2018 updates of existing applications from November 2018. This is done in order to was created on the basis of the last APIs, optimized for security and performance”, the message reads Google.
In addition, from 2018, Google Play will automatically add in APK files for all applications, the metadata necessary to verify their authenticity. This is necessary in order to protect users from fake apps from the web, disguised as popular games, etc.
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