0.04 percent of downloads from Google Play were classified as potentially harmful applications by Google.
Penalties levied against vendors who fail to meet the contract requirements are yet to be known.
To ensure full security, Google hired security firm NCC Group to perform a full audit of the system.
Google Play Protect was announced at Google I/O in May, but missed headlines at the time because of it being just a rebrand of Android's security features.
About 0.71 percent of all Android devices had PHAs installed at the end of 2016, which was 0.5 percent in the beginning of 2015.
Check Point Software Technologies said that it alerted Telegram and Facebook-owned WhatsApp last week, before making it public.
Donald Trump’s Android phone is a “consumer” device and easily vulnerable to hacks.
If you think that the popular pattern lock system in Android smartphones is the best option to safeguard your device, you are mistaken as security researchers have found that it takes just five attempts to break into Android devices.
Norton by Symantec on Friday launched a latest version of its flagship mobile solutions "Norton Mobile Security for Android", featuring a "Report Card" that provides automatic security and privacy analysis and reveals where data travels.
In a recent interview talking about the level of security, Adrian Ludwig, the director of security at Android told Motherboard that the Google Pixel and the iPhone are equal when it comes to security.
While it may worry many Android users as to how there are so many exploits to begin with, Google seems pretty happy with the success of the program.
Sending a message to millions of Android users that their devices are vulnerable to virus attack, a team of researchers has successfully exploited the Android-based "Stagefright" bug and remotely hacked a smartphone.
Popular Android community operating system CyanogenMod has announced that it will be rolling out a revised version built for Android 5.1.1. Among the other key highlights of the build are support for IMAP Idle, the release of SDK v1 and also security bug fixes.
The Stagefright vulnerability is said to be the biggest Android security problem for years now. The exploit leaves almost 95 percent of all Android users susceptible to attacks.
Whenever an argument breaks out on which platform is better between iOS and Android, one of the key points of debate is always security...