Google has removed all AnTuTu Benchmark apps from the Play Store, including AnTuTu Benchmark, AnTuTu 3D Bench, and the latter version for the evaluation of AI performance.
While the reason for removal is probably the policy violations tied to Cheetah Mobile, which happens to be a shareholder in AnTuTu Benchmark. According to Amelie Liu, the Global Marketing Manager of Antutu, Cheetah Mobile only invested in the company around 2014, whereas Antutu was founded in 2011, even before Cheetah Mobile.
Google took down the AnTuTu benchmark apps from the Play Store as part of its effort to kick out apps related to Cheetah Mobile that violates its policies.
How AnTuTu got into Google's trouble?
The Chinese company, Cheetah Mobile has a reputation for bad practices, as regards privacy and security of users on its apps. And recently, Google took action by removing all the Cheetah Mobile apps from the Play Store.
Albeit, Antutu’s ‘non-HTTPS’ website never mentioned Cheetah Mobile anywhere, but the Wikipedia page has Cheetah Mobile as the developer. And also, the CM page of Cheetah Mobile lists Antutu as one of its apps. Now that Antutu Benchmark apps have all been removed from Google Play Store, how do you download and install them on your Android device?
How to Download AnTuTu Benchmark APK for Android
The AnTutu Benchmark tools help users to find out the potential of their Android device, with the test factors including the device’s multitasking power, graphics performance, and CPU - using all to assign an overall score.
Now, the official Antutu website offers the APK file in place of the Google Play Store download button. And you can also find it on popular APK download websites, such as APKPure.com, APKMirror.com and AppsAPK.com, among others.
AnTutu, however released a statement that it is a misunderstanding on Google’s end, and hope that Google can examine the company's account carefully to resolve this misunderstanding as soon as possible.