Here's how Google has made Android apps a lot safer

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Taking cognizance of the issue, Google has been pushing the Android industry to deliver updates in a time manner. And although the device is being upgraded into Android 7.1.2 Nougat, lacking feature like fingerprint gestures has been well-noted by the users and Google has not provide any official statement regarding the exclusion, Gigjets reported.

The downgrade update which addressed by Google as "supported track" is the first one in the history of Android.

Android Nougat 7.0 the best of the Android's family, but Google came back with a new preview of Android O on this Tuesday, a bench of changes has been made and the preview is available in the previous year Google Pixel phones. Through its monthly security update program, Google touted that more than 735 million devices received a platform update past year.

Also, many users tend to install apps from third-party markets that don't have proper security control like Google Play.

Year-over-year, trojans dropped by 51.5%, and now represent just 0.016% of all installs; hostile downloaders dropped by 54.6%, and now represent 0.003% of installs; backdoors dropped by 30.5%, and make up 0.003% of installs; while phishing apps dropped by 73.4%, and now consist of 0.0018% of installs.

While OEMs and carriers are getting quicker in some cases, unfortunately, there is still lots of work to do in releasing timely security patches and updates. Also, the company has its own set of tools to protect users, with its Verify Apps feature built into every Play Services-enabled phone automatically scanning apps for malicious code. You can download the file from Google Developer's site. The improvement in security update was seen in models such as LG, G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, and Moto X Play. On the flip side, the slow rollout of the newest Android operating system means that the majority of device owners are either using Marshmallow or older versions, with less than 3% of people protected by Nougat, according to the latest Android distribution figures. Android's update problem isn't new; people have known about it nearly since the platform started to become popular. And of the 15 models that reached an update rate of 60% or more - meaning that by the end of past year they had been updated at least once since October 1, 2016 - six were Google-sold Nexis or Pixel devices.

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