Google cuts potentially harmful Android app installs in half, according to report

April 3, 2015

Google recently released a report that provides insight into the Android’s security, revealing that it was able to cut the overall rate of potentially harmful application installs by 50% in 2014.

“That’s why we built Android the way we did—with multiple layers of security in the platform itself and in the services Google provides,” wrote Adrian Ludwig, lead engineer for Android security, in a blog post.

According to the Android Security State of the Union 2014 report, less than 1% of Android devices had a potentially dangerous app installed in 2014. In addition, less than .015% of devices that installed apps specifically from Google Play had a vulnerable app installed.

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