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Google enlists mobile security firms to help rid Google Play of bad Android apps

Google enlists mobile security firms to help rid Google Play of bad Android apps Google has partnered with mobile security firms ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to combat the scourge of malicious Android apps that sneak into the Google Play app store. The announcement came Wednesday, with each company confirming their part in […]

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Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps on Google Play infected with adware

Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps on Google Play infected with adware Security researchers have found dozens of Android apps in the Google Play store serving ads to unsuspecting victims as part of a money-making scheme. ESET researchers found 42 apps containing adware, which they say have been downloaded over 8 million […]

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Google’s Play Store is giving an age-rating finger to Fleksy, a Gboard rival 🖕

Google’s Play Store is giving an age-rating finger to Fleksy, a Gboard rival 🖕 Platform power is a helluva a drug. Do a search on Google’s Play store in Europe and you’ll find the company’s own Gboard app has an age rating of PEGI 3 — aka the pan-European game information labelling […]

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Google releases Android 10

Google releases Android 10 Android 10 is now available, assuming you have a phone that already supports Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system. For now, that’s mostly Google’s own Pixel phones, though chances are that most of the phones that were supported during the beta phase will get updated to […]

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Downloads need to rank No. 1 on App Store is down 30% since 2016 for apps, up 47% for games

Downloads need to rank No. 1 on App Store is down 30% since 2016 for apps, up 47% for games With the App Store’s big makeover in fall 2017, Apple attempted to shift consumers’ attention away from the Top Charts and more towards editorial content. But app developers still want to make […]

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8 million Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google Play

8 million Android users tricked into downloading 85 adware apps from Google Play Dozens of Android adware apps disguised as photo editing apps and games have been caught serving ads that would take over users’ screens as part of a fraudulent money-making scheme. Security firm Trend Micro said it found 85 individual […]

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Spotify Lite for Android gets an official launch in 36 countries

Spotify Lite for Android gets an official launch in 36 countries Spotify’s Lite app is now official. The app has been in beta since last year, and now Spotify is officially releasing it in 36 countries worldwide. The app is designed to work on patchy or weak internet connections and, at just […]

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App revenue tops $39 billion in first half of 2019, up 15% from first half of last year

App revenue tops billion in first half of 2019, up 15% from first half of last year App store spending is continuing to grow, although not as quickly as in years past. According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the iOS App Store and Google Play combined brought in $39.7 billion […]

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Mobile games now account for 33% of installs, 10% of time, and 74% of consumer spend

Mobile games now account for 33% of installs, 10% of time, and 74% of consumer spend Mobile gaming continues to hold its own, accounting for 10% of the time users spend in apps — a percentage that has remained steady over the years, even though our time in apps overall has grown […]

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Aptoide, a Play Store rival, cries antitrust foul over Google hiding its app

Aptoide, a Play Store rival, cries antitrust foul over Google hiding its app As US regulators gear up to launch another antitrust probe of Google’s business, an alternative Android app store is dialling up its long time complaint of anti-competitive behavior against the search and smartphone OS giant. Portugal-based Aptoide is launching […]

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