Android’s ability to run on so many different devices is one of its best features. The list could go on and on since we have cell phones, tablets, refrigerators, and automotive entertainment systems. You may experience a wide variety of unique things with a wide variety of Android smartphones. Here is when the drawbacks of a centralised app review and rating system become apparent. Even if thousands of users give an app good marks, there may still be problems for hundreds of users. Due to this, Google revealed plans to add a device-specific rating filter to its Play Store rating system in order to make it more individualised. Fortunately, that adjustment has now materialised almost a year after it was first announced.
It should now be active for all users, according to Mishaal Rahman of Esper, who discovered the deployment of this new approach in the Google Play Store. According to the change’s description, the Google Play Store will display ratings “depending on the device they are on,” with “users on phones being able to further filter by the nation or area.” This will make ratings and reviews more pertinent. When users access the Google Play Store, a notice explaining how ratings are determined greets them, explaining that ratings will be based on recent reviews and that reviews displayed will be from people in the same area using the same sort of device. Additionally, you may filter reviews by device model under the review section’s filter tab if you want one that is tailored to the precise device you own.
Although this is a fantastic beginning step, certain things still need improvement. As Rahman noted, Google continues to classify foldable devices as tablets. Although this won’t be a major problem, further improvements may be made to the system to make it a little clearer in light of how mobile devices are evolving.