Google is preparing to release another security feature for Android devices called Google Play Protect.
Google Play Protect will be part of the Google Play Store application, and will use machine learning to analyze the use of applications in order to eliminate dangerous and malicious applications, which are often found in the company's Store.
Once Google Play Protect is customized to the Google Play Store, users will not need to install or enable this security feature separately.
Google Play Protect is a service that will always be available and according to the company detects 50 billion applications per day on one million Android devices.
Google has already implemented some security measures to keep your smartphones safe, such as the Verify Apps service as well as the Bouncer service. But once the apps go up in the Play Store and are installed on your device, Google has nothing to monitor the behavior of those apps, something malware developers know and exploit.
So with an automatic run in the background, Google Play Protect will analyze their devices and applications. Note that the new security feature will not only analyze applications before they appear in the Play Store but will also monitor them once installed on the device, as well as applications installed by third-party stores.
For this reason, Google uses machine learning algorithms, which automatically compare the behavior of applications and distinguish those that work unusually. If it encounters a malicious application, it will alert you or even disable the application immediately to prevent further damage.
Google says the service will be available around the clock to protect against even the latest threats.
With the release of Google Play Protect, Android Device Manager will be replaced by the Find My Device app, which uses it to locate lost devices.
You will be able to use your browser or any other device to call, locate, remotely lock your device or even delete data to protect your sensitive information remotely.
Device Finder is the same old app, but Google has included it in the new Google Play Protect app.
With Safe Browsing in Chrome, Play Protect will allow users to stay safe while browsing the Internet.
Viruses, malware and worms usually enter your smartphones and computers through malicious web browsers. Therefore, if you visit any website that works suspiciously, Safe Browsing will alert you and block any pages that appear to be infringing or do not appear to be safe.
Google Play Protect will be available on Android devices in the coming weeks.