A paid-for Android anti-virus app rapidly becomes one of the hottest downloads in the official Google Play store.
Shame it doesn’t scan for any malware then.
Security researchers looked at over 800,000 apps available for download from the Android and iOS App Stores – and were depressed to find that many were being reckless with users’ privacy and security.
iMessage Chat, the controversial Android app that brought Apple’s propretary iMessage service to Android users, has been removed from the Google Play store.
A new app, which claims to bring Apple’s proprietary iMessage chat service to Android users, is raising concerns.
Would you trust it with your Apple username and password?
Another PR nightmare for BlackBerry, as its BBM for iOS and Android launch is halted after an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online.
Do you want BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) on your Android phone? BlackBerry announced that BBM will be going multi-platform later this year, becoming available to iPhone and Android users.
But beware fake apps in the Google Play store.
Is Google doing a good enough job of policing apps in the official Android app store?
It seems not.
No more pseudonymous reviews on Google Play – from now on, any feedback you leave on Android apps will be accompanied by your name and photograph.
A new edition of the Google Play app (Android’s equivalent to the iOS App Store) appears to be preparing to add anti-virus functionality to the mobile operating system.
Security researchers say that they have found multiple ways to bypass Bouncer, Google’s automated system for detecting malicious Android apps before they are made available in the Google Play store.
Shady tricks by Android apps, as coders steal intellectual property and introduce excessively aggressive advertising frameworks to make money.