After last week’s fiasco of allowing malware onto the Android Market, it looks like Google has decided to step in to rectify the problem. They have announced that they will be pulling the kill switch to get rid of those malware apps from Android phones all over the world. The malware which affects all Android phones on Froyo (Android 2.2) or earlier, means that almost every phone available on the market now is a possible target since the only phones running on Gingerbread are the Nexus S and Nexus One. Google has just released an update on the Android Market that includes a “remote application removal feature”. This update will give Google the power to remove apps from your device, like the “kill switch” that is found in Apple iOS. In addition to the remote removal feature, they will be updating the Android Market to fix any possible exploits or holes that could be used in the future. Like they say, it’s better late than never right? Let’s hope these problems don’t arise again in the future or if they do, it won’t be as serious as this case. Remember folks; always make sure you know what you’re downloading onto your Android device.
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