The drama around Huawei’s Google Play problem put a spotlight on the role that Android’s premier app store plays in the mobile ecosystem.
It is the official source of Android apps and advertises advanced detection and removal of malware or malware-infected apps.
Given coverage tech news, however, it’s clear there’s still room for improvement.
That’s why Google has partnered with some mobile security companies to form the App Defense Alliance, promising to stop malware even before they have a chance to touch your phone.
Google is quite proud of how Android has reached more than 2 billion devices but that also means that its responsibility to keep those devices safe is even greater.
Given the volume of apps that call Google Play Store home, Google has resorted to using automation and machine learning to perform security checks on apps.