Google often pauses up to date for its apps within the vacation season yearly and resumes it in early January, so as to haven’t any points throughout the vacation interval as there usually are not many engineers to repair these issues. This 12 months, nonetheless, the pause on Google’s iOS apps lasted a bit longer as app updates resumed solely earlier this week. There have been speculations that Google was not updating its iOS apps so as to keep away from Apple’s App Retailer privateness labels that require builders to listing their privateness practices and the way they deal with knowledge.
Whereas there have been speculations round Google attempting to keep away from Apple’s privateness labels, that was not the case. Two Google apps – Slides and Socratic – have been launched every week after Apple rolled out the labels on December 8. Aside from that Google has mentioned that it’s going to add privateness labels to all its apps and as identified by The Verge, 12 Google apps have already got the privateness labels with out having been up to date. On January 27, Google Fiber consumer was the primary app to see an replace since mid-December. Play Films and TV and Google Translate adopted on December 28,
Nevertheless, main Google apps like Google Search, YouTube, Maps, Gmail, and Photographs are but to see an replace for iOS this 12 months.
Chrome is one other instance of Google holding its app updates for iOS. The Chrome 88 model was launched final week for Mac, Home windows, Android, Linux, however is but to arrive on iOS. Normally, Chrome is up to date for iPhone and iPad concurrently with different platforms and previous delays have additionally lasted a day or two.