Google has long focused on Android security in order to keep consumers safe, and to take this step further, the company has revealed that it’ll begin using the Google Play Protect logo on the boxes of phones that are certified to adhere to Google’s Android security and permissions model.
These certified devices must also have software with recent security updates, are required to ship without malware and also includes Google Play Protect, which offers security features like automatic virus scanning.
Although some Android devices are already Play Protect-certified, this initiative can help to give users some peace of mind, knowing fully well that they are protected.
Consumers shopping for a new smartphone can look for the Google Play Protect logo on the packaging, if they see it, they can purchase the smartphone with the confidence that their device is not just secured but also safe to use.
Google is an American multinational technology company founded on the 4th of September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D students at Stanford University. The company specializes in Internet-related services and products such as online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of the company’s profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results. Google’s headquarters is in Mountain View, California, the “Googleplex”.