It seems that Google has followed Apple in its decision to prohibit developers from submitting apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices.
Last month, it was Apple that first introduced a new segment on cryptocurrency in its rules on App Store which stipulated that “Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes such as cryptocurrency mining.”
Google also added in its latest update on Play Store developer policies new restrictions for its content. Android Police reported on 26 July that applications that “appeal to children but contain adult themes” will not be featured on the platform.
The web search browser also presented other content restrictions and declared that it would not accept apps that feature or endorse sexually explicit content.
“In general, we don’t allow content or services intended to be sexually gratifying,” it stated in Play Store’s policies.
Google said that if they happen to discover on their platform content that features child sexual abuse images, such content will be reported to the appropriate authorities and the Google Accounts of those that created and distributed the content will be deleted. The media giant also pointed out that apps that encourage violence, self-harm or suicides are also banned from appearing on the Play store.