Google to Zap Malware from Android Handsets
Google on Saturday announced that it plans to take action to protect end-users from malware applications that were recently discovered and removed from the Android Market. First, Google is going to remotely remove the malicious applications from affected devices. Second, it is going to push a security update to the Android Market to all the affected devices that will un-do the exploits caused by the malware to prevent any more user data from being compromised. Google said that affected users will receive notifications on their device once the malware has been removed and the Android Market update has been installed. Last, Google said that it is taking steps to prevent applications that use similar exploits from entering the Android Market. Google, once again, reminds users to check the list of permissions when installing an application from Android Market.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.
Google Turns On Native Security Alerts for Android Log-Ins
Google today said it is taking a more proactive step to notify users when there is new account activity. Specifically, Google will send push notifications to Android devices associated with an account every time a new device is added to the account.
Google Reveals When Nexus Phones Will Cease Receiving Android Updates
Google revised its Nexus support page and provided more information on how long Nexus-branded phones will receive future software updates. Google says Nexus devices will get Android version updates (Lollipop, Marshmallow, etc.) for at least two years from when the device became available on the Google Store.
Google Says New Android Oreo Go and Android One Phones On Deck for MWC
Google today highlighted some forthcoming announcements that should have Android fans excited. To start, the company says a number of its handset partners are bringing new Android Oreo Go devices to market, and that the phones will be available for purchase soon.