Companies like Apple and Google have security measures in place in their app stores to prevent malicious apps from being published, but sometimes every now and then, one slips through, which goes to show that no system is perfect. However Google is clearly working at improving it as much as possible.

Engadget has recently confirmed that Google is now rolling out its Play Protect home screen to every Android device running Google Mobile Services 11 or newer. The feature was announced at I/O 2017 several months ago and basically it helps unify Google’s Android security services such as Verify Apps, browser protection, anti-theft, and more.

According to Google, “Google Play Protect continuously works to keep your device, data and apps safe. It actively scans your device and is constantly improving to make sure you have the latest in mobile security. Your device is automatically scanned around the clock, so you can rest easy.”

Note that a security system is only as good as its user, meaning that if you’re the type that tends to sideload a lot of apps, or download apps from third-party stores, there’s only so much Google can do, but at least for those who do download from the Play Store, then this feature is definitely worth looking out for.

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