Google and Apple, two US technology giants, have removed more than 600,000 apps from their stores. This information has been revealed from Pixelate’s ‘H-One 2021’ delisted mobile app report recently.
In the first six months of this year, more than 7 lakh 13 thousand apps have been removed from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. However, these apps have been downloaded more than a billion times from the Google Play Store before being delisted.
According to Pixellet of California, Apple received 2.1 million customer reviews and ratings before removing these apps from the App Store. So even if removed from the App Store, millions of users have the possibility of having these apps on their smartphones.
Of the apps that were removed, 6 percent had at least one dangerous permission. These harmful permissions are also called runtime permissions. This allows these applications to easily access your phone’s data. Which starts to affect the functionality of the system and other apps.