The popular testing app Antutu (Antoto) is considered one of the leading, if not leading, benchmarks for comparing smartphones. But those who now search for it on Google Play will be surprised to find that it no longer exists on Google’s authorized apps list (Google).
The company probably was aware that Google was about to remove Antutu from its Android store. The site has no official reference, as of this writing, about the problem that caused the app to download. However, it has already changed the link on its download page to download an APK file, which of course is not supervised by Google, and added a link to another APK download of the 3D display test suite – just like in the store until recently.
Google itself has not provided details either, but it probably has to do with its enforcement against apps that violate privacy as well as showing ads to the fullest extent and / or taking over the entire screen. Antutu was probably recently acquired by a development studio called Cheeta Mobile, all of which have recently been removed from the store because of these issues, including issues of collecting user information.
The app for iOS is still in place , by the way.