We've improved the detection and filtering systems we use to combat attempts to manipulate placement of apps on Google Play through illegitimate means. The system will combat fraudulent installs, fake reviews, and incentivized ratings. This will help protect the integrity of Google Play, our developer community, and ultimately the end user.
Improved release management: You can now preview the new Manage Releases page in the Developer Console, giving you more control over your APKs and releases.
Upcoming Developer Sentiment Survey: Keep an eye out for our bi-annual sentiment survey. This is your chance to share feedback that will help us improve our tools and efforts to work with the developer community.
Android: Choice at every turn
Google has responded to a Statement of Objections filed by the European Commission on the Android ecosystem. Check how our compatibility efforts help you reach users across thousands of different devices.