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Google Adding Content Ratings To All Android Market Apps

Google has announced that all apps in the Android Market will have to show content ratings, or else be labelled as ‘mature’.

In a blog post, Android developer Eric Chu said that the move comes in response to increased requests from users asking for more information on the apps and that Goolge will be showing the content ratings for the apps in a few weeks.

Chu said that the Android Market content policy has not changed, and all apps will be rated according to one of four levels: All, Pre-teen, Teen, or Mature.

“To prepare for this launch, starting next week, developers submitting new or updated applications will be required to include a rating for all applications and games uploaded onto Android Market. In addition, developers will have the next several weeks to add a rating to their existing applications and games,” he said. “Once content rating is visible to users, any applications or games that do not include a rating will be treated as ‘Mature’.”