Google Begins Rolling Out New Security Tool

Google Begins Rolling Out New Security Tool

Google, the technology major, has begun introducing out the Play Protect feature. This feature was declared in May 2017 at the time of Google I/O 2017—the yearly developer conference of the company. The feature is being introduced out to Android gadgets operating on Google Mobile Services 11 or above. It looks into all the apps for virus, after and before they are installed. It is characterized by an icon of a security badge.

Post the update, some consumers will notice a fresh poster on the Google Play store and can discover the protect icon of Google Play below the Updates tab in section of “My Apps and Games”. Most of the apps that have succeeded the Play Protect examination will bear a sticker that will read “Verified by Play Protect.”

Google Begins Rolling Out New Security Tool

Google Play Protect additionally permits the consumers to discover their lost gadgets through the service named “Find My Device”. Consumers can call on the gadget instantly from the browser, or log in to their Google account distantly. It also locks the screen of the phone from a distance and displays a text with a mobile number, so that anybody discovers the lost handset, she/he can give it back to the owner.

The feature comprises an option of “Safe Browsing” for Google Chrome browser. This feature alerts consumers if they give a visit to malicious sites on the Internet. In an authorized statement, the firm claimed to the media in an interview, “Google Play Protect endlessly operates to keep your data, device, and apps secure. It aggressively looks into your gadget and is continuously enhancing to make certain that you have the recent features in mobile security. Your gadget is robotically, without human intervention, scanned after certain interval of time to offer you peace of mind.”

The firm thinks that the new feature will lower downloads of most of the nasty apps from the Google Play Store. Recently, the company featured Picture-in-Picture mode, which is amongst the many new features of the upcoming Android O. The functionality has previously been accessible in Android TVs for a long time, and Android O will extend it to qualified tablets and smartphones.

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