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Google Play changes aim to take Android app security and performance to the next level

December 21, 2017

The very open and free nature of the Android ecosystem has proven both a blessing and a curse for the world’s most popular mobile platform, leading to a largely praised hardware diversity but also oft-criticized software fragmentation and weak overall security against some pretty basic threats.

To its credit, Google has begun to focus a lot more on under-the-hood enhancements than visual changes in recent OS updates, while taking small steps to help OEMs roll out fresh Android flavors faster, and making big leaps in the malware protection department.

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