List of Top 10 Android apps banned from Google Play Store in 2018
There are a number of apps that were once popular on Google Play Store. But then removed from Google Play Store. We’ve assembled a list of top 10 android apps not available in Play Store 2018.
Here the list of 10 Android app banned from Google play store in 2018.
Sarahah app, the famous anonymous messaging app that gained immense popularity last year, has been taken off Google Play Store. It is being claimed that the app, which allowed users to message each other without revealing their identity, was being used by bullies to abuse people. The app has been prohibited after an appeal to by Katrina Collins went viral. According to Collins, the app was being used to send horrifying messages to her daughter. The petition was signed by more than 4,50,000 people, many of whom shared their own experiences of abuse on the platform.
CM Installer or CyanogenMod Installer was an app that allowed Android users to install the popular app CyanogenMod ROM easily on their smartphones without having to root them. These were removed from Play Store; the reason behind the same is still unknown.
TubeMate was a popular app on the Google Play Store that allowed users to directly download YouTube videos on their smartphones. It did not even require users to watch video for downloading. TubeMate was removed from the Play Store because apparently, Google wasn’t too happy with users downloading videos from YouTube. And with YouTube now enabling users to download videos for offline viewing, TubeMate getting banned isn’t that quite a bit of an issue any longer.
This app was aimed at those who love movies and TV shows. It allowed users download movies and TV shows to their smartphones to watch later. One can first watch the trailer, choose subtitles, video quality and then download the movie or TV series they wish to watch on their torrent client. However, because downloading content in this manner is illegal, the app is removed from Play Store.
AdAway helped users dispose of all those annoying ads on their smartphones. It was among the most popular ad-blocker apps, till it was expelled by Google from the Play Store.
This is probably the most controversial app in the list, having been published and removed from Google Play Store several times. Grooveshark app, the alternative to Pandora streaming device for those who don’t live in the U.S. However, Google expelled it from the Play Store after receiving a complaint from the Recording Industry Association of America. After many Legal battles, Grooveshark closed down their business.
PSX4Droid app allowed Android users to play PlayStation games on their smartphones. It gained immense popularity quickly. But unfortunately it was taken down due to legal and copyright issues, Google kicked PSX4Droid out of the Play Store.
Amazon UnderGround is Amazon’s version of Google Play Store. In other words, Users can download various apps and games from Amazon UnderGround. Having this app on Play Store was against Google’s policies, and hence it was banned from Google Play store. However, it can still be downloaded from the Amazon’s official website.
People who love sitting in front of TV series loved TV Portal. The app allowed users to stream TV shows directly on their smartphones. The broad library of shows offered improved the app even better. However, Google banned TV Portal from the Play Store because of copyright issues.
This is one of the popular gambling apps on Google Play Store; Rush Poker was banned from Google’s Play store for exactly that. The app was used to gamble with genuine cash and under-age users made things worse. So this app was expelled by Google from Play Store.