When I update an app, not only it takes hours or a day before the updates are reflected on GP, but the app also disappears from GP during that time! Direct link does not work and the app listing disappears as well.
Android TV apps are screened, maybe they are trying to do that to all apps. Android TV took similar time to be approved to what you are stating. I will be updating apps today (one for Android TV, one normal), will see how long it takes.
I don’t know if any of you guys participate in their “Mobile App Developer Panel” discussion board (invite only), but people there are also very upset about these bans. I guess Google did listen and there are some changes coming up.
How do you get an invite? I love reading stuff like that, you can grab popcorn and just enjoy a good rant.
And by the way - Amazon got his app suspended and they had to release a new version with new package name.