Almost 900,000 abandoned Android apps could get removed from the Play Store soon

Some old favorites may soon disappear from the Play Store.

Almost 900,000 abandoned Android apps could get removed from the Play Store soon
  • Google is preparing to purge nearly 900,000 apps from the Play Store.
  • The apps in question have not been updated for at least two years.
  • Apple is taking similar action on the App Store.

The Google Play Store could see the number of available apps drop by nearly a third as Google prepares to purge apps that haven’t been updated.

Google and Apple have both unveiled measures to deal with abandoned apps or apps that have not been updated in two years. In Google’s case, that amounts to 869,000 apps, while Apple has some 650,000. According to CNET, Google is preparing to hide those apps, making it impossible for users to download them until the developers update them.