The one recurring criticism of Android apps (certainly compared to Apple App Store apps) is that any old tat can make it through. This is something that Google Play is taking on board by booting 60,000 sub-standard/non-compliant apps out in February. This vigorous spring clean comes ahead of a retooled Google Play store (which we covered yesterday). Not all the apps were kicked to the kerb by Google as some were pulled by the publishers, but it shows the company is swinging its focus away from quantity and towards quality. The arms race between Apple and Google over who has the most apps is giving way to a focus on who has the best apps – a much more preferable situation for developers and consumers.

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