New Google Settings app rolls out to support Google+ Sign-In
0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2013, 11:17 posted on
Yesterday, we told you about the new Google+ Sign-In that Google was launching to take on Facebook Connect. Soon after that announcement, people started noticing a new Google Settings app in their Android app trays. Some people got irrationally worried, but it quickly came out that the new app was rolled out in a background update to help support Google+ Sign-In, and give an easier way to access Google service settings...
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1. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I was shock to see this new app automatically installed.
3. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
I suddenly appeared yesterday..
I really thought it was a type of Malware !
5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2677; Member since: 26 May 2011)
malware doesn't spontaneously appear on devices. you have to install something that's infected. if you haven't been sideloading any apps, you don't have to worry.
4. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
lol i didn't even notice it, i really wish people would start using google+ more though. people i know anyway
6. baldilocks (Posts: 519; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
Ugliest icon ever. Google has NO concept of how to design an icon. I promptly hid the icon with Nova Settings. :)
7. Jyakotu (Posts: 821; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I saw this today and had no idea where this game from.
8. MartianMe (unregistered)
I panicked like crazy too....damn you google..ha ha :) ..still love tho.
9. roscuthiii (Posts: 1832; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Damn you Google!!! I have this unholy OCD towards symmetry and this new icon just buggered my app tray. Now I've got to either delete an app, or download 3 more just to balance everything out again!!!
Actually, it works out... there were a few apps i was holding back on just for this exact reason.
14. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2677; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Or just go with baldilocks' idea, get Nova Launcher, and hide the app from the tray.
12. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
Soo, google can instal apps in my device without me knowing?o.0
13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2677; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Google can update certain apps on your device in the background. So far, we've only seen it with Google Services and Google Play.