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I do believe you when you say a lot of devs are taking the easy way out and wasting device resources. But some devs do things right. And those devs are the ones being penalized. Perhaps worse, the user's choice of apps has been constrained.

It would have been so much better if the Play Store and SDK and Android platform could have features that clearly highlight these resource-hogging apps as bad actors. That's the kind of killer feature I expect from Google. I don't feel like they're living up to their reputation for hiring brilliant programmers. Instead they're taking out a really large hammer and hitting everyone with it.

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