# Google Play Store

Tales from the abyss.
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Could Google lock Huawei out of Play?

Well, Trumpelstilzchen won (this time). The Huawei Mate 30 won't come preloaded with Google Apps, meaning it will pretty much not come at all. But what if Huawei decided to simply ignore the embargo and ship with the Gapps suite anyway. After all, the company is based in China, way outside of US jurisdiction. Could Google lock Huawei out of Play if push came to shove?

Friday, August 16, 2019

Harmony OS - the Android Killer?

What do actually know about Harmony OS? Nothing much so far, except that it is Huawei's attempt to break free from Google and everyone is having high hopes for a spyware free smartphone.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Tales from the spam filter of an Android app developer

Publishing on Google Play requires you to publish a contact email address as well. Publishing a contact address means you get spam mail. The spam you get via the Play contact address is scary.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

*Poof* your GMail has been disabled

Can't happen? Does! Be careful what you sign up for (pun intended).

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Android Permissions explained: com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENSE

As a Raccoon user, you’ve probably come across apps that request the com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENCSE permission. It is used exclusively by apps that are sold on Play and pretty much a red flag.