Wednesday , August 23 2017

Google launches more ways to keep your devices safe using Google Play Protect


At I/O, Google has outlined some of the features in Google I/O under the security enhancements which are designed to keep you, and your devices safe.

They’ve expanded their protection of devices from harmful apps with a new program called Google Play Protect. Google Play Protect is an expansion on the existing app scanning function, which scans 50 billion apps in the Google Play Store, as well as installed on your devices every day, for malicious code, automatically removing them when it detects it. Google Play Protect is constantly updating to keep you ahead of the latest malicious threats that are seemingly released on a daily basis.

Google is also launching ‘Find My Device’ a feature in the form of an Android app that you can use to locate, ring, lock, send a message to, or erase your Android devices. This includes any Android phones, tablets, and even watches that you own.

Google is rolling out Google Play Protect over the coming weeks to devices everywhere. You can play with Find My Device right now by downloading the app from Google Play.

Find My Device
Find My Device
Developer: Google Inc.
Price: Free
 
Source: Google.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

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