Tag: Play Store

Google adds security metadata to authenticate Play Store apps, even when shared peer-to-peer

Google Play is adding something new to its security mechanisms to solidify app security and authenticity. This will come in the form of an...

The new Android App Bundle is here to make your app downloads smaller

At the Google I/O Developers Conference today, the company announced a new tool for app developers to radically reduce the size of their apps....

Galaxy is actually the Yalp Store, just in Material Design costume

If you’re the type who wants to de-Google your smartphone, then you must have crossed paths with Sergei Yeriomin’s Yalp Store. The Yalp Store...

Google took down 700,000 malicious apps in 2017, almost double the 2016 number

It’s pretty hard to imagine how hard Google works to keep the Play Store secure. There are always malicious hackers up to no good...

Malware displays porn ads, earns from premium services, scareware

A type of malware which has been dubbed as “AdultSwine” has been discovered embedded in over 60 game apps in Google Play before it...

Google Play to require certain API levels for all apps starting mid-2018

Google is in a continuous struggle to make sure that the apps found in the Google Play Store are legit, secure, and will give...

New mobile banking malware sneaks into Google Play

We put a huge amount of trust in Google to protect us as we use the Play Store on a day-to-day basis. That is,...

Google cracks down on apps using Accessibility Services for purposes other than accessibility

Google is now in the process of letting developers know that it intends to be strict on how developers employ Google’s Accessibility Services and...

Devs from Bangladesh, South Africa can now sell their apps over the Play Store

What happens when you allow developers from more nationalities to sell their content in the Play Store? Well, more diversity happens, and more apps...

Persistent adware is still in Google Play, over 6 million installs

You’d want to feel safe when you install from the Google Play Store, and in that sense, you’d be mostly correct. But there are...

Firefox Aurora drops at Google Play Store in unreleased form

Firefox Aurora has been around for a few years now as the official developer edition of the Firefox for Android browser. But it used...

Google strikes Samsung-backed ad blocking app from Play Store

We all know that a significant amount of Google’s internet profits are from online advertisements. So you can understand – but not without a...