We’re sure that many developers get frustrated at times thanks to the internet trolls who sometimes leave fake reviews, making negative claims about an app even though they are false. This is partly thanks to the fact that we get to hide behind our internet screen names, but it looks like reviews on Google Play could soon take a serious turn as Google has integrated Google+ into the Google Play store. Basically what this means is that if you wanted to leave a review on an app that you’ve been using, whether positive or negative, you will need to sign in with your Google+ profile and as you can see in the screenshot above, the reviews will now show that it has been reviewed by “A Google user”. We’re not sure if full integration has been implemented, but we expect that similar to YouTube, your real name (or whatever name you’ve listed on your Google+ account) will be revealed, which means that silly and troll-ish reviews will soon come with a real name attached to them, hopefully making reviews a more legit read.

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