The Google Play Store presently includes millions of apps, so you’ll never be bored. However, the app store contains some outdated applications that Google advises users not to download because they may not have the most up-to-date privacy and security features.
As a result, the software behemoth has stated that it would soon begin concealing apps that are out of the current and do not meet the Play Store’s security criteria.
According to Statista, the Google Play Store contains up to 3.5 million apps, thus there might be a number of out-of-date apps. While outdated applications aren’t very dangerous, Google nevertheless wants Android users to have a safe experience. As a result, the business revealed in a blog post that the modifications will take effect in November.
Existing apps that do not target an API level within two years of the most recent major Android release version will no longer be available for discovery or installation for new users with devices running Android OS versions higher than the apps’ target API level beginning November 1, 2022, according to Google in a blog post.
According to Google, the policy change would affect all current applications on the Play Store that do not target an API level within two years of the most recent major Android release version. In layman’s words, apps targeting Android 10 or earlier versions will not be discoverable or installable to new users.