Google is believed to have pulled nearly 60,000 apps from the Play Store in February, with a huge cull of low quality and policy-infringing software presumably designed to clean things up a little in preparation this week's new Android app launch.

According to an anonymous app company quoted by TechCrunch, the cull hit the ringtone sector pretty aggressively, an area where plenty of copyright-ignoring material can be found and downloaded. Given that Google's official numbers claim there are around 700,000 apps available on the Play Store, that's a significant chunk that's just disappeared.

Although it's unlikely they'll be missed. [TechCrunch via Techradar]

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