Google Play to prioritize apps with large screen support

For years Google encouraged Android developers to pretty please support tablet screens.

Nothing happened. Then Google repeatedly reported Chromebook shipments and Android app usage on Chrome OS were skyrocketing. Again, crickets. Google didn't lead by example either.

The carrot didn't work, so Google is going with the stick. The Play Store will change search rankings and recommendations to prioritize apps with tablet and large screen support, and warn when installing apps that don't meet these quality standards.

About damn time.


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