Before and after comparison (via9to5Google）
As envisaged, this change should only affectcell phoneversion of the application. But oddly, it also works with Wear OS and Android/Google TV apps.
At the same time, the corresponding version numbers can still be displayed on the Google Play website – meaning that the issue is not related to apps that say “varies by device”.
However, in 9to5Google’s view, the change is more of a bug than an intentional removal. Another guess is that Google was just trying to remove one of the two instances, but accidentally chopped off both.
The user experience of using the OS-level app info page is not very good
The good news is that after listening to everyone’s feedback, Google quickly responded on Thursday – restoring Google Play’sApp permission list, and removed the version number from the app info section.
9to5Google noted that it noticed new changes to the beta version of the Google app the day before. The current Play Store version 31.6.13-21 has made a rollback and brings extensiveIcon refresh。