From baning TikTok to PUBG; 7 controversial apps and games in 2020
First Published Dec 30, 2020, 10:28 AM IST
2020 has seen a lot of destruction and decay and with that alot of controversies. Here's a list of apps and games that faced controversial issues, read on.
With digital media advancement, our life is based on different apps, and we cannot live without them. Be it WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook or even Google supported apps; our life revolves around it. This year, many apps and gaming apps have made to the headlines for different controversial stories.
Google Photos removing the unlimited storage
When the news broke out, it broke our hearts too. For years, Google Photos kept our pictures and videos for free, and we could easily upload them to store it. But from July 1, 2021, it will stop supporting the free storage backup, and you have to buy a space. There are other alternatives but nothing like Google Photos.
No Google Play music for Youtube music
Google was trying to shut down the Play music app from the previous year as it was replacing with Youtube Music. But we weren't so sure until December 4, when they officially unveiled the news. Though Youtube Music has a bunch of new features, it is in no comparison with Google Play Music.
India banning Chinese apps, TikTok and PUBG users in dismay
India and China were at a verge of political disruption when this news spread out. Google Play Store from India banned many Chinese apps, including UC apps, TikTok, WeChat, PUBG.
When PUBG got banned, a huge mass got upset with it. It started protesting, which later made the Indian government realise the value that gaming app holds to its users. With some modifications, a new version of PUBG for the Indian market will be re-installed. Still, there's no final date of its release.
We saw a pandemic this year, and that led to a full lockdown across the globe. At that time, classes, office meetings were held in an app called Zoom. But Zoom wasn't prepared for it and started showing security issues. Though it has fixed a lot of it, yet it has faced many ridiculous things in a year.
Covid-19 exposure notification
When the coronavirus hit the world, we had no idea, but our country took a very long time to develop an app that could track a covid patient through API system. Now that we have that, the app doesn't work properly. It is unable to record positive results; updates come in slowly with other hosts of issues.
Cheetah Mobile, bye-bye
Google banned 600 apps one time, and among them, Cheetah mobile apps were the most. It is said that their applications are mostly snake oil. It's good that Google banned them.
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