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Google Localizes Play Store Rating System Based on Country and Device

Before you download any kind of app, there is a decent chance that you would first see what kind of rating it has received on the Play Store. The only problem with this is that the ratings that you would see might not pertinent for you with all things having been considered and taken into account since you might be in a different country or you might have a completely different device that would have its own unique quirks that would need to be taken into account.

However, it is important to note that Google is trying to remedy this issue by making it so that you can see a breakdown of the rating by device type as well as by country. This is useful because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing you to see what kind of advantages can truly offer you based on your unique circumstances, and it is high time that Google has ended up doing this since most users find it difficult to find an app that is worth their while without such a feature.

This can help Android developers a lot as well. After all, if a payment system ends up not working in a specific country, the negative ratings might be justified but they would in no way impact the user experience of people that live in various other countries around the world. Hence, localized ratings will help the people in that country communicate to other locals the problems that they might have faced, whereas other countries will have their own ratings that their citizens can take advantage of.

This also takes into account the fact that different countries often have different requirements for apps and the like, and this can sometimes force the app to be a certain way that would result in widespread bad reviews. This is something that no one is going to want to have to go through, so it is understandable that Google is taking steps in the right direction.


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