Google Play Store Gets Feature Boost

Google Play Store Gets Feature Boost
Google has been making some important changes to its Play Store to help Android users get more from it.

(CCM) — Google has started rolling out the latest feature upgrade to its Play Store this week: a system which alerts users that they have apps installed on their smartphones which they no longer use and which are therefore taking up valuable storage space necessarily.

The alert takes the form of a notification in the Play Store's notification section, according to a BGR report, and tapping the notification summons a list of apps that have not been used recently. Selecting apps to remove brings up a running total of the amount of space that deleting the apps will free up.

The move follows another change to the way apps are rated in the Play Store, which will come into effect in August. The new rating system will give greater weight to recent ratings, to reflect improvements that developers make to apps over time.

"Many of you told us that you want a rating that reflects a more current version of your app, not what it was years ago — and we agree," said Kobi Glick, Google Play's project lead explained. "So instead of a lifetime cumulative value, your Google Play Store rating will be recalculated to give more weight to your most recent ratings," he added.

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