Who's know Google Play Store banned Nine Android Apps
Google Play Store banned Nine Android Apps
However, these above are not the only apps that have been removed from the Play Store. Here we have curated a list of ten apps that have been banned from the Google Play Store in the past:
1. Tube Mate:
On the smartphones TubeMate enables the user to directly download YouTube videos. What made TubeMate better was the fact that you even did not have to watch the video to download it. But, TubeMate was taken down from the PlayStore because the Google was not too happy with the users that were downloading videos from YouTube and now with YouTube the users are allowed to download the videos for the offline viewing, so without of much more problem TubeMate is getting banned.
2. CM Installer:
The CyanogenMod or CM Installer was an app that allowed the users to install the CyanogenMod ROMs on their devices without having to even root them. For any specific reason or you can say for unknown reason the app was removed from the Play Store.
3. Flappy Bird:
The most popular Flappy Bird was pulled back not just from the Google Play Store but also from the Apple App store from its makers and developers itself. Dong Nguyen the creator of this game, explained on Twitter before taking the game down that it was running his simple life. Before Nguyen removed the game from the Play Store the Flappy Bird was almost on the verge of being banned. So, in the list of apps that are banned on Play Store we can consider Flappy bird as an honorable mention.
4. TV Portal:
Those people who love watching TV series loved TV Portal a lot. The app enables the user to stream TV shows directly on their Android devices. The extensive library of the shows offered made the app even better. However, because of the copyright Google banned TV Portal from the Play Store.
5. MIUI Music:
MIUI Music provided the users with a music streaming experience at par with that of the Spotify Premium, even without requiring them to spend a penny. But somehow, on Google Play Store the app never made it.
AdAway as it is clear from the name itself that AdAway helped the users to get rid from all those annoying ads on their Android devices. Till it was removed by from the Play Store by the Google it was the most popular ad-blocker apps.
In the list this is probably the most controversial app, having been published and until it has been pulled from the Google Play Store multiple times. This app i.e. Grooveshark was a Pandora alternative for the Pandora for those who don’t live in the US. However, after receiving a complaint from the Recording Industry Association of the America Google banned it from the Play Store. Many legal battles were followed and they were ended only with the Grooveshark closing down their business.
PSX4Droid i.e. a PlayStation emulator allowed the users to play the PlayStation games on their Android devices. It will be needless to say that quickly it gained immense popularity. But due to legal troubles and some copyright issues, Google kicked PSX4Droid out of the Play Store.
9. Rush Poker:
Rush Poker was among the most popular gambling apps on the Play Store but it was banned from the Google’s Play Store for precisely that. The app was used to gamble with the real money and some under-age users made the things worse.