Google Play policy to prohibit SDKs with interpreted languages loaded at run

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Today I got an email from Google Play titled Google Play Developer Program Policy Update. One of the concerning new policy they said is being implemented is this:

We're clarifying the Device and Network Abuse policy to prohibit apps or SDKs with interpreted languages (e.g., JavaScript) loaded at run time from violating any Google Play policies.

This sounds a bit like the OTA setup with Expo, correct? Does anyone know what this could mean for Expo managed workflow apps in the store?

hi there! you should not use over-the-air updates to load code at runtime that violates any Google Play policies. the updates that you deploy in this way should be minor fixes and improvements that do not significantly change the functionality of your app or attempt to circumvent review. that is all this message appears to be saying.

Ok, so seems just like more clarification but no changes to using Expo do deploy to the Play Store.
Do you happen to know where they have some details on the “minor fixes” or what is allowed and not to be pushed via OTA?

they don’t spell out what is allowed, you can infer that from what is not allowed

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