Google Play Protect unifies and rebrands Android's security features

Google Play Protect unifies and rebrands Android's security features

Based on a report by GSMArena, the feature started rolling out immediately, however, garnered attention only last month when "Verify Apps" was rebranded as "Protect" in the Google settings menu.

The setup is essentially the same as well. Recently Google rolled out a "Made for India" app awards programme that seeks to get developers to build apps that are low on memory usage, consumes less data, works in patchy networks, and have content in local languages. There are four categories at the top: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore, or if you've enabled it you can search for a show. The Google security feature missed the headlines at the time because of the move being just a rebrand of security features that have been an essential part of Android ecosystem for a while.

Tapping the Play Protect badge directly takes the user over to the Play Protect settings page.

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If you want to disable scanning, you can toggle on/off scanning, as well as, sending of unknown apps to Google. Three versions of the SonicSpy-infected messaging app were discovered in the Google Play Store and have since been removed - Soniac, Hulk Messenger and Troy Chat - however, the same apps are still widely available on third-party apps stores along with other SonicSpy-infected apps.

In "My apps & games" in the Play Store, you will see a new box in the "Updates" section. Don't worry if yours isn't ready yet as it will be available anytime soon.

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