Is your Android phone certified by Play Protect?
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
The recent slew of malware attacks on the Android ecosystem has led Google to ensure an Android phone's security.
Google will run certain compatibility tests that ensure devices adhere to the Android security and permissions model.
Data security is of prime concern these days, especially following the severe malware attacks in the recent months. Google has been taking extreme steps to curb the presence of malware affected content on its ecosystem, which also include the removal of malicious apps in batches. They also introduced Google Play Protect, which would scan apps installed on your device to see if they have any malicious content. Now, it will become Google’s way to certify the security of an Android device.
From now on, Google will work with all manufacturers of the Android universe to ensure that every device that runs Android runs a software that is safe in every possible way. Google will run certain compatibility tests that ensure devices adhere to the Android security and permissions model. These tests will also verify that the Google apps pre-installed on devices are authentic so that apps from the Play Store can work as intended.
To make consumers’ choice easy, Google will also put ‘Google Play Protect’ certification on retail boxes, with Play Protect’s logo imprinted.