Posts Tagged ‘AndroidMarket’
Google adds new level of security to Android Market.
Last Updated on Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:57 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 2 February 2012 04:00
Sick of flipping through the Android Market, seeing a shiny new app, go to download it and find out it’s another malicious app? You certainly aren’t alone as countless of fellow Droiders hit that report button daily. Google, hearing the masses, has unveiled a level of protection in the form of Bouncer. Bouncer scans new apps for suspicious behaviors, trojans, malware and other malicious crap to keep it from taking residence in your favorite Android device. Not only that but it’s been scanning older apps to clean up the seedy underbelly of the Android Market.
The service performs a set of analyses on new applications, applications already in Android Market, and developer accounts. Here’s how it works: once an application is uploaded, the service immediately starts analyzing it for known malware, spyware and trojans. It also looks for behaviors that indicate an application might be misbehaving, and compares it against previously analyzed apps to detect possible red flags. We actually run every application on Google’s cloud infrastructure and simulate how it will run on an Android device to look for hidden, malicious behavior. We also analyze new developer accounts to help prevent malicious and repeat-offending developers from coming back.
Google is claiming they’ve already seen a 40% decrease in malicious crappy apps between the first and second halves of 2011 due to their measures. Malware is the one thing that my Apple loving friends hold over me as I tap away on my Samsung GSII. Nice to see how Google is taking care of the junk and making the experience better for all.
Android Market gets 10 cent apps to celebrate 10 billion downloads!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 04:43 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 7 December 2011 08:00
What started out early Tuesday as confused questions was later confirmed as a massive sale on the Android Market. A handful of the market’s more popular apps were showing up as a mere 10¢ to download. We’re talking Minecraft Pocket Edition, Swiftkey and SoundHound among others. Was it a glitch? Hackers playing a cruel joke? Nope, it turned out that Google decided to celebrate their 10 billionth download in style!
Always one to celebrate, Google tossed out these popular apps to say “Hey thanks guys”. The 10 apps will be available for 10¢ for 10 days, classic Google. Besides the above listed goodies, Androiders can also snag Asphalt 6, Paper Camera, SketchBook Mobile, Fieldrunners, Endomondo, Color and Draw for kids and Great Little War Game in the sale. We’re talking a healthy variety here folks! An interesting note: it took a year and a half to break that milestone. Go here for all the app love!
Multiple contact texting gets added to Google Voice for Android.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 07:40 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 16 November 2011 07:40
Google added a new update for the Google Voice for Android that finally allows for multiple recipients. Previously, users had to hop on the Google Voice website to fire off mass mailings about unimportant things but now Google has finally cut the cord. True mobile mega spam at your disposal! Of course, most stock messaging services allow that natively but now it’s through the power of Google!
If your device hasn’t already prompted you to do so, skip to the Android Market and update today. Drunken booty calls are now easier than ever!
Motorola Xoom Gains Google Movies
Last Updated on Sunday, 10 July 2011 12:59 Written by baldalbino Friday, 17 June 2011 10:00
Google announced that they would be releasing its new Google Movies back in May. Some devices were not yet equipped to handle this application and thus were not able to use it. However, it is with sweet and sheer awesomeness (yes, its a word), that the Motorola Xoom has now received the go-ahead to get this App.
The Google Movies were set to be allowed to rent a movie for as low as $1.99. With a catalog to rival anyone’s, the Google Movie app slowly made its way to handsets. Users were and are able to rent a movie, save the temporary file to watch offline, and have 30 days to finish that movie before it expires. Now that they Xoom has gained access, expect that the number of users will definitely increase. However, the biggest issue right now, is that users have been experiencing server errors. If you have the Xoom and have tried to download the app, let us know after the break.