Google launches a dedicated site promoting certified Android devices

Allan Goodman
August 29, 2017

Google recently unveiled its latest iteration of mobile OS - Android 8.0 Oreo. The feature itself has been present since the Jelly Bean era as verify apps, but with Play Protect Google is making the information more consumer-friendly. This is the closest any Android smartphone user can get to Android Oreo without rooting the phone or owning a compatible device. There are improvements like the appearance of current data on Google Calendar app icon, pinch to overview, and pressing the date widget opens the default calendar app, among others.

Motorola has not been quite prompt in rolling out updates in the recent past, as its devices like Moto X Play, Moto G4 Play, Droid Maxx 2 and Moto X Pure Edition are still waiting to receive the Android Nougat update, which was released by Google in 2016.

For this they have tweaked the security settings in Android Oreo.

Even those that do install new apps on their phones each month aren't downloading that many.

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The new permission system will not just show an enable/disable toggle but will also show the apps which are being used to run third-party app stores.

"When used on a device running Android O and higher, hostile downloaders can not trick the user into installing an app without having first been given the go-ahead", he said. This is the first time the Mountain-View based company is giving a customer face to its programme apart from listing OEM partners with certified devices which are guaranteed to provide a safe and secure experience to their users.

The flagship smartphones released this year, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 series, Galaxy Note 8 series, LG G6 and OnePlus 5, will be updated sooner than other phones, but it is a tradition to mark calendars in the anticipation of new Android software. These two companies sparked into action this year and they have already made the updates available in beta. An nearly equal number of users removed one from their device in the past year due to lack of storage space, declining interest/usage, and to declutter their phones.

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