Android 8.0 Oreo Will Protect You from Installing Harmful Apps

by Leon Thompson August 29, 2017, 0:34
Android 8.0 Oreo Will Protect You from Installing Harmful Apps

On August 21, Google revealed that the next version of its mobile operating system, Android, is named after the world's favorite cookie - Android OREO.

Announced via its India blog (though live internationally), there doesn't seem to be anything particularly new about Google's certification process for Android devices.

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For the impatient lot, one way to get Android Oreo is to buy a Pixel smartphone and another is to root the phone (void its warranty) and install a custom ROM based on Android Oreo. Play Protect is Google's new security suite, and it leverages machine learning to weed out malicious apps by regularly scanning and verifying apps on customers' phones.

With the Oreo update, Android TV believes in channels.

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Smartphone apps are still the way most consumers access digital content and information, but as the mobile marketplace matures and other avenues of interactivity emerge (e.g., voice-activation) new entrants into the app landscape may face greater challenges when it comes to grabbing attention. However before installing it, you need to keep in your mind that you should uninstall the previous iterations of this app as the names of both the launchers are same - a potential cause for a conflict. 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.

Another new feature that makes navigating the interface easier. Users will still be able to install applications from sources outside of the Google Play Store and other first-party sites, but they must first grant specific permission for such actions.

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The good news for mobile device apps is that they account for half of all time users spend engaging with digital media. They are also required to ship with software builds with recent security updates and have no pre-installed malware of any kind. While Google has been "certifying" Android devices since quite some time now, it is only now that it has chose to launch a website detailing the whole concept to consumers.


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