Android Gets Security Makeover With Google Play Protect
After announcing Android Instant apps at Google I/O past year, it’s been a slow road to release with an initial pilot group launching the feature. Having appeared in various forms and sizes since Android 4.4, the unusual form that defined the appearance of Google’s emoji since 2013 is being withdrawn as ordered by Google in the announcement made yesterday on the Google I / O. Instead the Android O emojis adapt to the new times with a necessary facelift. Part of the Google Play, the Protect will overtly scan apps on a phone and let users find out if there are rogue and risky apps running in the background on their phones.
Much of the focus was on Google Assistant, the company’s smart/virtual assistant that originally powered Google Home devices and has since expanded to Android phones and – as of this week – the iPhone, too. Also new with Daydream is that users will soon be able to cast their Daydream sessions onto the big screen thanks to upcoming support for Chromecast, and there’s a Daydream version of the Chrome browser on the way. Since no word on SMS support for Allo came with I/O, I’ll be glad to uninstall Allo now that the only feature I use it for will be built in to Google Assistant. But for Google, it’s far more important that people are using its apps and services wherever they are – Android, iOS, the desktop, or sitting in their living room.
Google recently launched the Android O public beta and it will make Android devices work better and faster without sacrificing its battery life. “With more than 50 billion apps scanned every day, our machine learning systems are always on the lookout for new risks, identifying potentially harmful apps and keeping them off your device or removing them”. This is why they constantly push out new updates for it, with both major and minor tweaks in them.
Google Home was launched in the United Kingdom in March and is a rival to the Amazon Echo, which uses its own voice-based assistant, Alexa, to answer questions and help with tasks.
Android O Developer Preview was out in March but Google has warned the non-developers not to run it because it was an early release and bugs were expected everywhere.