Between 1206 and his death in 1227, the Mongol leader Genghis Khan conquered nearly 12 million square miles of territory—more than any individual in history. Along the way, he cut a ruthless path through Asia and Europe that left untold millions dead.
Google may be “going Genghis” soon as it cuts a ruthless path through “millions of so-called zombie apps littering the Play Store.”
Observers believe many app developers won’t have the motivation or the know-how to create suitable privacy policies and could see their apps removed as part of the pending purge.
All told, the move is a welcome one for many across the publishing landscape. Indeed, one of the most common gripes among Android developers — aside from segmentation issues — is that of a crowded marketplace that makes it difficult to locate apps.
“Google’s coming purge — as perhaps a welcome side effect to consumer privacy concerns that forced the issue — helps to clear the noise and help users find the signal, or the app, in this case,” notes TheNextWeb.