The Play Store and Google often assume that you do not have enough hands, after many cases and cases of malware that we see almost every month. After years of being exposed, Google Play is made up of all the cracks of Cheetah Mobile, one of the most experienced developers in the Android app.
The company benefited accumulate over one billion downloads, being the backdrop of popular apps such as QuickPic, Clean Master, CM Browser and others. We'll tell you how it went from being a company with billions of downloads to complete a fix.
It is from the state of the applications that the ban is completely banned
Cheetah Mobile is a Chinese company based in Beijing that, according to 2017 data, reached more than 600 million users. This is the company behind applications such as Clean Master, CM Launcher, Battery Doctor or Kika keyboard, apps that they can add over 100 million downloads. Since 2016, they have reported the lies and deceptions created by their apps, even though the company continued to grow.
Such is its popularity and weight, that the leading manufacturers such as Samsung or Xiaomi they rely on the product to use their expertise in cleaning applications. In the case of Samsung, the cleaning system shows that it is "powered by Clean Master". In 2018, this merger ended, and they continued to use 360 technology.
In relation to the Xiaomi case, as we learn about the terms and conditions of use, Cheetah Mobile technology is still being used in a clean environment, beside Tencent. However, this does not mean that Clean Master is installed exclusively on Xiaomi, simply, that Xiaomi is using this technology as their tool.
2018 has been a year of "big announcement". The report says Cheetah earns money for fraudulent behavior
In the above lines we talked about 2018, the year when Samsung kicked off Cheetah Mobile, what happened that year? In November, a report by Kochava, an analytics company, said at least eight Cheetah petitions were committing fraud. Of these eight applications, more than one million entries were included.
The fraudulent method discovered by Kovava ensured that, through the patents obtained by these applications, it would have been possible to get commissioners of institutions that didn't really cause it.
After the trial, the most important news came, in this case in February. Google has completed 600 Google Play Store apps for having many ads. This was reported by Google on its blog, alleging that these programs violated ad policies. Of course, no names of applications or developers were provided.
When we investigate, we find two interesting points. Cheetah Mobile's profile does not contain a single app and the developer details have been updated to App Brain since yesterday.
It will still be visible if the ban will be temporary, since a number of Chetaah apps are very important and, if they return to meet the conditions of using the Google Play Store, they may return legally.