Google Just Changed its Best of 2017 Apps List, Here is Why

Google Just Replaced an App from its “Best of 2017” List, Here's Why

We not too long ago printed an article protecting the “Better of 2017” checklist from Google. Within the checklist, Google outlined the most well-liked apps, video games, books, TV Reveals, and Films of 2017. The checklist is nothing new as Google releases this checklist yearly, nonetheless, this 12 months marks the primary time when Google amended the checklist inside just a few days of releasing it. This improvement is perplexing, to say the least. What’s even weirder is the truth that Google amended the checklist quietly, therefore, not many individuals have caught onto this alteration. Properly, in case you are a kind of folks, listed below are the modifications Google made to its better of 2017 checklist:

  • Modifications Made To The Record Construction

The primary main change that you’ll discover is that the “Hottest new apps of 2017” and “Hottest new video games of 2017” checklist have been changed by the “Greatest App 2017” and “Greatest Recreation 2017” checklist. The second change is the content material of the above-mentioned lists. Whereas the sooner finest apps and video games lists contained 5 apps every, the amended lists now solely present 1 app and 1 recreation respectively. Additionally, the very best app (Socratic – Math Solutions & Homework Assist) didn’t even characteristic within the authentic checklist. Nonetheless, the very best recreation (CATS: Crash Enviornment Turbo Stars) did characteristic within the authentic checklist.

  • Modifications Made to The Most In style Apps Record

What makes all these modifications much more complicated is the truth that whenever you go to the Play Retailer itemizing of “Better of 2017” checklist, other than the very best app and finest recreation, additionally, you will discover one can find 6 different apps and video games in every checklist. There one can find a subsection for the Most In style Apps and Video games. That mentioned, even this checklist has a significant change.  In case you learn our earlier article, you understand that the most well-liked app of 2017 was Picture Editor – Magnificence Digital camera & Picture Filters, nonetheless, now the app has been changed by FaceApp.

Why Google Modified The Greatest Of 2017 Record

All these modifications confused the hell out of me, principally as a result of Google didn’t give out any info on the matter what so ever. So far as I’ve figured this out, I feel the primary checklist was launched primarily based simply on numbers and didn’t take another vital standards like consumer appreciation and safety into consideration. For instance, the unique hottest app (Picture Editor) requires actually shady permissions like rerouting outgoing calls, making calls instantly, studying and writing the decision log, and altering/intercepting community settings, and extra, none of which must be required by a photograph enhancing app.

Contemplating Google’s current stand towards apps requiring permissions that they don’t want, may be the rationale behind the removing of the apps from the very best of 2017 checklist. That mentioned, all that is nonetheless a hypothesis from my aspect as Google has not launched any official assertion. I’d love to listen to your ideas on this improvement. Click on on the hyperlinks to learn each the unique checklist and the amended checklist, and tell us your ideas by dropping them down within the feedback part beneath.