Google has just put up a new website for its open-source platform, Android, and this will now help users learn more about certified Android devices.
The tech giant's move is attributed to one main reason. The company has said that there are over 2 billion active devices worldwide and thus the company wants to ensure that users will receive a secure and stable experience. Thus, while Google provides certification for Android smartphones the new website will help users gain knowledge about what exactly is a certified device and how it is certified.
Besides, the company in its blog post has said, "We work with manufacturers across the globe to run hundreds of compatibility tests that ensure devices adhere to the Android security and permissions model. These tests also verify that the Google apps pre-installed on devices are authentic and that apps from the Play Store can work as intended."
That being said, the new website also provides information on many things like the benefits of using certified Android devices and how the company has conducted many safety tests to ensure certified devices adhere to the Android security and permissions model and have software builds with recent security updates.
On the other hand, certified devices come with Google Play Protect out-of-the-box. So what this does is that it provides users with a suite of security features that include automatic device scanning for malware. So this feature will be providing a baseline protection against malware, privacy hacks and more.
All in all, Play Protect as it is built into every device with Google Play it will automatically check apps to keep users' data and device safe. Google claims that the company scans about more than 50 billion apps every day. The new feature significantly helps in detecting and removing apps that might be malicious.
In addition, the site also consists details about the verification process for Google apps, list of the partners and one important message, "when you shop for a new Android phone or tablet, we recommend asking for a certified device or looking for the Google Play Protect logo on the box, to make sure it brings the benefits of certification and additional layers of security provided by Play Protect."