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Android 4.2 spreads security to third-party app stores: here is how

0. phoneArena 02 Nov 2012, 04:45 posted on

A few days ago, we started talking about security and malware on Android. Or rather the lack of malware on Google Play…

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 04:47 14

1. Marule (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Nice Work

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 04:56 3

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Now they need to fix the updates

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 05:17 11

3. Victor.H (Posts: 671; Member since: 27 May 2011)

They are pretty much doing exactly that with the Nexus 4. The fact that it does not have LTE means Google was ready to make a huge sales compromise (obviously, you won't be able to get it subsidized on Verizon and AT&T) to make sure users get the best experience with updates. Now, let's hope this Nexus 4 gets the traction it needs to teach carriers a lesson about updates.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 05:48 1

7. Aeires (unregistered)

If they treat it like Chrome and the N7, it should. It's great to see Google advertisements, they should continue that trend with the N4 and N10. Not only that, this is the most powerful Nexus yet so it's looking good for Google getting more established in circumventing carrier BS.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 06:29 3

12. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

i don't think they are doing a sales compromise. i am willing to bet this Nexus will do even better than many of it's predecessors mainly because of its price. many people don't care about LTE and 16 GB are plenty enough for the average user. the Nexus 7 is a great example of that. hopefully one day those carriers will surrender to Google's demand (instant updates and lack of bloatware) if they find the Nexus to be a great success.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:53

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


posted on 02 Nov 2012, 05:23 1

4. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 527; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

I frappin love googles openess to do this sort of thing conpared to the closed almost arrogant feel of some other oses out there

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 05:42 6

5. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1533; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Superb, I'm liking your articles more and more Victor. Well written and very informative.
This feature help me some as I have two other app shops in my Android.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 06:20

10. Victor.H (Posts: 671; Member since: 27 May 2011)


posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:56 1

14. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

could you please consider comment no 9 on this article?

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 05:42 5

6. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

it's official. Google is the best!!
Instead of barring users from sideloading apps, Google attempts to protect users from various threats regardless. A really good move.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 05:50 3

8. Aeires (unregistered)

Awesome news, I see a lot of glass houses crashing down after some crowds read this. More people need to know about this so the FUD can stop.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 06:13 12

9. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

Dear Phone Arena,

You guys should make an article explaining these components that apps try to access. Example, what does it mean when an app can modify and delete the contents of my USB storage? Does it only modify and/or delete the files that it create (i.e. those files that it needs to run) or does it also modify my personal files? Does it do this with my permission?

It'll be good if you could make one.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:16 8

15. Victor.H (Posts: 671; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Thanks for the suggestion. It's a great idea, we'll try to make it happen.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 06:28

11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

maybe google is trying to do licensing now?

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 11:09

16. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Android to malware:
Respect my athoritaaa!!!!!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 13:24 3

17. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Android is just getting better and better.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 19:26 2

18. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

yes it is, and im loving every minute of it.

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