Google to add Play Protect branding to boxes of certified Android devices

September 17, 2017

Android security has long been a focus of Google, and now the company is taking another step to help consumers feel safe.

Google has revealed that it’ll begin using the Google Play Protect logo on the boxes of phones that are certified to adhere to Google’s Android security and permissions model. These devices also have software with recent security updates and are required to ship without malware and include Google Play Protect, which offers security features like automatic virus scanning.

Many Android devices are already Play Protect-certified, but this initiative can help to give consumers some peace of mind. Now when they’re shopping for a new smartphone, they can look for the Google Play Protect logo on the packaging, and if they see it, they can buy the phone with the confidence that their device is safe and secure.

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