The new adjustment by Google is expected to help users look at reviews and ratings before they can decide whether to download an app to their devices. For example, if your device is registered in Japan, you will first see what other Japanese users think of the app you’re about to download.
Google is also making plans to further improve Play Store ratings to better reflect a user device, either a phone, tablet, foldable, Chromebook, or smartwatch.
The company said that “this will give users a better impression of the experience that they can expect for the device they’re using.”
Google is making these improvements partially to help developers. The company wants to avoid a situation where ratings in one area impact the global perception of an app This can happen in cases where a bug only affects one localized version of the software. Of course, that compartmentalization means you can learn of those same bugs before you download an app.