Google Play Protect

Google Play Protect News

Google: 30.3 million app downloads on the Play Store in 2018 were potentially harmful
News & Analysis

Google: 30.3 million app downloads on the Play Store in 2018 were potentially harmful

0.04 percent of downloads from Google Play were classified as potentially harmful applications by Google.

Android Q's first beta is here for all Pixel devices: Here's what's new
News & Analysis

Android Q's first beta is here for all Pixel devices: Here's what's new

Before we have an official build for Android Q, we shall see six betas in total.

Thousands of affordable Android smartphones across countries including India come preloaded with malware: Report
News & Analysis

Thousands of affordable Android smartphones across countries including India come preloaded with malware: Report

Avast claimed that most of the devices which have been found to be carrying adware are not certified by Google and carry an adware that called "Cosiloon".

Google India launches a public initiative named #SecurityCheckKiya to create internet safety awareness
News & Analysis

Google India launches a public initiative named #SecurityCheckKiya to create internet safety awareness

Google will make this information available on its homepage and will encourage users to take the first step of Security Check on Safer Internet Day.

Google Play Protect anti-malware system falls flat when faced with real-life threat test
News & Analysis

Google Play Protect anti-malware system falls flat when faced with real-life threat test

Google Play Protect detected only 65 percent of the 3,016 samples used as a set apparatus for the test, the lowest among all solutions enlisted.

Android Oreo 8.0 OTA rollout begins for Google's select Pixel and Nexus smartphones
News & Analysis

Android Oreo 8.0 OTA rollout begins for Google's select Pixel and Nexus smartphones

For those who do not want to wait for an update notification of Android Oreo 8.0, can install the OTA zip which also has a factory image for download.

Google introduces ‘Play Protect’ label for certified Android-powered smartphones
News & Analysis

Google introduces ‘Play Protect’ label for certified Android-powered smartphones

Google announced this new logo in a blog post on its blog to help make it easier for users to check that the Android device they are buying is stable and secure.

Google Play Protect unifies security features in Android; server-side update starts rolling-out
News & Analysis

Google Play Protect unifies security features in Android; server-side update starts rolling-out

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.

Google blocks Lipizzan Android spyware found while investigating Chrysaor spyware
News & Analysis

Google blocks Lipizzan Android spyware found while investigating Chrysaor spyware

A new batch of spyware named 'Lipizzan' that could capture users' text messages, voice calls, location data and photos has been blocked by Google.