Google plans to punish crash-prone Android apps with worse rankings in the Google Play Store, in an attempt to force developers to write more stable code.
Google’s new AIs will rank Android apps according to how stable and reliable they are. That rating will then be used to help decide how high up in the search results that app shows.
Google will test the new Google Play ranking algorithms on a small subset of users.
Google said it would use machine learning to identify titles that were too demanding in terms of performance or access to device hardware.