The Verge editor David Goldberg explains why Google doesn and won’t help you find the best mobile apps for any Android device.
Read moreDavid Goldberg, Google’s senior VP of mobile apps, has made it clear that Google won’t let apps like Netflix be used on Android phones.
He’s also said that Google will continue to prioritize apps for Android phones over iOS and Windows phones.
Here’s what Google has to say about this:The big question, of course, is how long Google will allow apps to remain on Android devices, and if Google will be able to prevent these apps from being downloaded and used by users.
Google has a history of pushing out updates to apps for iOS and Android, but Google says it’s just as likely that it will allow Android phones to download apps from Google Play.
This doesn’t mean that Google doesn ‘want’ to let apps be downloaded from Play — the company is clearly very interested in keeping the app stores vibrant and accessible to users, and is working hard to keep those apps up to date.
However, Google says that it doesn’t intend to block these apps, and Google will let apps download from the Play Store as long as they’re in the “approved” category, so long as it doesn ‘not harm’ Google’s business model.
The ‘approved’ category is a broad term that encompasses apps that Google feels are appropriate for use on Android smartphones.
The company is not currently working on an Android app store specifically, and the company will continue working on a Android app distribution model in the future.
The company’s stance on this isn’t necessarily surprising, given the company’s recent history of supporting iOS and Apple devices.
Google has long supported iOS devices, as well as Android devices and tablets.
Google’s mobile apps policy is in line with other tech giants’ policies on their own, and it seems that Google is not actively trying to restrict app download or use.
But Google will still be very interested to see how the mobile apps market develops over the next few years.