You may evaluate the apps on Google Play based on your device.
The Google Play Store will only display reviews related to the sort of device you’re using, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet/foldable, Chromebook, Android Auto, or wearable. This feature was developed by Google and might make choosing apps much easier (via Android Police). The shift, which was announced in August 2021 as arriving in “early 2022,” takes effect as Google prepares to introduce its own tablet and wearable.
These days, Android apps are not just available for smartphones. However, they are dispersed among a variety of gadgets, including wearables, form factors, such tablets, Chromebooks, and foldable laptops, and of course, pricing points. As a result, no two Android device users can have the same experience. You will first see input from users of devices that are comparable to your own after being informed that ratings in the Google Play Store’s reviews area have been “confirmed.” The Redmi 9A won’t be the same as the Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, according to a YouTube user.
A person using Google’s upcoming Pixel Tablet will experience an app very differently than a person running it on a Chromebook, and people with folding phones are mostly going to be interested in how an app functions on a big screen. As a result, this Play Store feature is becoming increasingly crucial. Additionally, you don’t want to have to wade through numerous reviews of the app’s phone version while trying to install it on your WearOS smartwatch.
It is noteworthy to note that this transformation is not sudden. In August 2021, Google initially announced this functionality in the Play Store. At the time, the business announced that Android users on phones would begin to display ratings unique to the registered nation starting in the first week of November 2021. Early in 2022, users of additional form factors, like tablets, Chromebooks, and wearables, will begin to receive ratings tailored to the device they’re using, the company added at the time. The business has currently started implementing these refurbishment changes. In the Google Play Store, users may now browse app reviews and ratings that are specific to the device they are using.
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