Google age-rates Android apps
Google is going to start using an age rating system for the Android Market as users ask for more help finding appropriate apps.
Apps will be given one of four ratings – All, Pre-Teen, Teen or Mature – by developers based on whether the content includes references to things like sex, alcohol or gambling.
Google maintains that pornography is still not allowed on the Android Market, but it’s relaxed approach to moderating content has resulted in a large number of ‘sexy girls’ wallpaper and erotic comics spam-up the store.
The ratings, which appear to be guidance rather than restrictions on downloads, will appear on the Market in the ‘next few weeks’ according to Eric Chu from the Android Developer Ecosystem.
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