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Fake "Apple" apps appeared in Google Play Store

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Nov 2012, 21:26

Six apps in the Google Play Store, said to be from "Apple Inc."were actually fakes even though they were"priced" the same as the legit apps in the App Store; the fake apps included the incorrectly written "Garage Band"...

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posted on 18 Nov 2012, 09:25

36. JC557 (Posts: 1789; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Problem? *double trollface*

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 08:41 2

34. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Its funny because I almost feel like you posted that comment to see how many thumbs down you could get, but you have 25 thumbs up. ONe of which is from me.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 22:37 4

7. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

What the hell?

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 01:45 1

15. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Yeah.. ik apple did a good work in controlling the quality of the apps in the apps store.. but google is not good at this..

I am an android fan guys. don't be mistaken.

If some of you immature android fans dislike this comment, it goes to show that you cannot accept the strengths and weaknesses of any other products besides google's.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 00:58

13. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I'm actually interested to know who dumb enough to download it in the first place, rather than how these fake apps got into Google Play.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 02:40

19. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Two apple trolls at work basically :)

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 06:51

25. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

The said thing is.....most ppl probably would be fooled by this. A fav iOS app or one they hear alot about all of a sudden on Android? Most of us would know any app by Apple wouldn't be on Android.

I can seriously see my kids mother being fooled by this. And she might represent the average user of smartphones. When she first got her iPhone4, she couldnt find BlueTooth settings and thought she had to download an app. I had to search online to find out where it was...I knew Apple wouldnt be that crazy to leave it out. We were both used to it being in Network and Wireless settings on Android and Win Mo. We took different paths to find the solution...

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 04:21

22. joey41 (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

Yeah! Search for cydia in Google play &you'll find that a few hundred android users were tricked by a few apps. Which u can recognise on the description that its fake!!
I just reported it. Will see what happens

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 07:37

31. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

That's google for ya smh

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 07:55 1

32. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Correction....thats a different app store policy for ya. You think for a minute if iOS or WP was as open it wouldnt have the same problems?

Agree, it could be better, but they chose this open policy. Gotta take the good with the bad. Question is...how long did it stay? Is it still there? Thanks to the users, community it was reported to Google.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 10:05 3

37. Aeires (unregistered)

It's amazing how fast the wind direction changes here. A few articles about Android market security get posted and everyone is on board with it. An article about fake Apple apps in the Android market and even die hards are complaining about Google needing to do a better job. If the title of this article would have been "Google super fast at killing fake Apple apps," all this whining would have been cheers instead. It's not new that a handful, especially in this case, of apps get submitted but it's always been Google's response to delete them as soon as they are brought to their attention. Why else do you think Google put the "report" button in each app. This is not the problem people are making it out to be, and unless you want a walled garden approach, wake up and see Google does have protocols in place to correct issues like this, even as far as deleting the app from your phone in worse case scenarios. Google is not asleep at the wheel here.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 11:43 1

40. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Totally agree - just phonearena creating some overreaction to gain some readership...nothing new here.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 11:42

39. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Well, those apps probably received a crappy rating, so I doubt many downloaded them, plus you can actually see the permissions prior to downloading them...no big deal folks...move along to something that is actually news.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 12:33

42. Robert235 (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 May 2010)

apple fail,apple can't sway us android users.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 12:48

45. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

did you read the article? dont comment crap

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