Android apps have been reportedly been abandoned without an update. This act is witnessed more in the Android apps, as compared the volume with those apps which the are on iOS platform or on the iPad. The lack of attention might endanger the users, as per the new report.
According to AppleInsider, the applications which have not received any updates in the recent past may pose a security risk to the users, and a report from Pixalate shows that Android app abandonment has increased in recent years.
The analysis from Pixalate defines abandonment as an app that has not been updated in at least two years.
As per the report, there are various levels of neglect, and the firm studies apps in countries that score in the top 12 based on the total number of apps available to download from each app market.
Developers abandoned over 1.6 million apps between April 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022.
The report shows a 29 per cent decrease in abandoned apps still available on Apple's App Store, while orphan apps on Google's Play Store increased by 16 per cent.
Overall, apps registered in China and Russia faced the highest probability of abandonment at 42 per cent. Apps for children saw 37 per cent abandonment, with 75,000 on the App Store and 81,000 on the Google Play Store left behind.
The report also claims that about 14,000 of these abandoned apps had sent geolocation data to advertisers.