Google is a "cornerstone sponsor" of FOSDEM this year, which is being run entirely on Matrix, accessible on Android via Element, which has just been pulled from Google's Play Store. FOSDEM is in a week. This all makes perfect sense.

@mhoye The app was restored to the store a few hours ago after a VP at Google reached out to the Matrix people, and they addressed reports Google had about some problematic content on a Matrix network, apparently.

Take a look at the original post where they added an update:

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