Google recently unveiled version 38.8 of the Google Play app store, bringing forth a notable feature—the ability to remotely delete applications from devices linked to the same account. This latest functionality extends across a range of devices, including PCs, car systems, smartphones, TVs, and smartwatches.
Streamlined Interface for Effortless Control
Previously, users could install applications remotely but lacked the capacity to remove them in a similar manner. With the updated Google Play version, this capability is now a reality. Moreover, the new store interface consolidates all user-installed applications into a more organized list. This revamped interface enables sorting apps by size, grouping them by device, and more. Particularly advantageous for platforms like Android TV, Android Auto, or Wear OS, this update streamlines app management, simplifying the process of installing and uninstalling apps using a browser on a desktop or Android smartphone.
It’s pertinent to note that the remote application removal feature has existed alongside the remote installation feature for a significant period, adds NIX Solutions. Google has had the ability to eliminate apps without user consent, often leveraging it to eradicate malware from all devices with Google Play installed. However, users now possess the autonomy to execute this action themselves.