Apple has finally removed its official mobile web app from Google Play, replacing it with a Google mobile web experience instead.
In a blog post posted on Thursday, Apple said the app had been removed from Google because it “didn’t meet Google’s App Store Guidelines,” and was therefore “not compatible with all of Google Play.”
“The App Store guidelines don’t allow you to use an app from another provider that doesn’t meet their own App Store standards,” the company said.
Apple also announced that it had added support for its “Apple Pay” payment methods to the app, making it “easier to accept and accept Apple Pay.”
The move is likely due to Apple’s “App Store Guidelines” that prohibit mobile apps from using third-party payment services like Square, Venmo and PayPal.
In the past, Apple has been accused of doing so in the past.
Google Play has become a popular destination for developers and publishers, but many users are still not able to use Apple Pay due to the Apple-imposed restrictions.
Apple announced earlier this month that it was launching an official Apple Pay payment app for Android smartphones and tablets.
Apple’s move could make it easier for developers to reach a wider audience of Android users, and will likely also improve the overall Android experience.
Apple is already making moves to get Android users to pay with Apple Pay.
The company announced on Thursday that it would start accepting Android Pay payments on Apple Pay, but users will need to sign in to Apple Pay on Android to get the payment functionality.