In July 2018, Google has introduced a ban on the publication of applications for mining cryptocurrencies on a mobile device in the Play store. However, despite the limitations, some of these apps are still listed in the directory.
A month ago, Google updated the policies of the publications of the apps in the Play store, banning the placement in the catalogue of programmes for cryptocurrency mining with CPUs of mobile devices and applications to promote ICO, cryptocurrency wallets and tips on trading. The company has given developers one month to change the principles of cooperation with Google or remove apps from the store.
About two weeks ago it became clear that, despite the ban, many applications with the ability to mine crypto currencies on your smartphone, such as MinerGate, AA Miner and Free BCH Mine, still available for download. Presumably, the developers have notified Google about the changes and disable hashing, according to the updated requirements of Google, but have not deleted the application for mining cryptocurrency for mobile devices.
Among the other applications for mining in the Play Store also remained NeoNeonMiner, Crypto Miner PRO Miner Pickaxe, Pocket Miner and Bitcoin Miner.
The Google ban was announced just after Apple introduced similar restrictions in the AppStore. These restrictions, according to the statement, the companies aims to protect smartphone users from downloading malicious programs or illegal scripts, resulting in rapid wear of the batteries and processors of mobile phones.
Recall that in late may was discovered a new malware “mshelper” for mining cryptocurrency Monero on Apple devices.