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Android Market content ratings now live for developers

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:55PM EST

Google announced earlier this week that it would soon implement a content rating system in the Android Market. The new ratings will designate appropriate age ranges for each new and existing app in the Market. According to a developer advocate at Google, the new rating system has now gone live within Google’s Android developer tools. Starting immediately, developers will have to select one of four ratings — All, Pre-Teen, Teen or Mature — before they can submit apps to the Market. Developers will also have to go through their current catalogs and assign ratings to each app therein. Ratings are not yet visible to end users while they browse the Android Market, though the system should go live in the next few weeks. Any apps that have not been rated by developers by the time Google’s new ratings become visible for end users will be designated as mature.

[Via Droid Gamers]


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