Microsoft pulls fake Google apps from the Windows Phone Store, but doesn’t fix larger approval process problem

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Microsoft today pulled six fake Google apps from the Windows Phone Store, after we contacted the company about the issue. The apps in question were: “Hangouts,” “Google Voice,” “Google Search,” “Google+,” “Google Maps,” and “Gmail – email from Google.” All of these are published by a “Google, Inc” (instead of “Google Inc.”) and priced at $1.99 each. The only app that Google offers for Windows Phone is its search app, and the publisher is “Google Inc.” The apps in question were first spotted by WinBeta this morning, after being originally published yesterday. We got in touch with Microsoft to ask...



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