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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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posted on 27 Feb 2013, 11:19 11

1. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I was shock to see this new app automatically installed.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 11:41 8

2. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


It came from nowhere.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:02 3

3. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


I suddenly appeared yesterday..
I really thought it was a type of Malware !

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 14:55 2

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.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 03:49

10. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Ohh thanks 4 the info. :-)

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:03 4

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

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 17:34

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. :)

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 21:20

7. Jyakotu (Posts: 821; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I saw this today and had no idea where this game from.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 23:49

8. MartianMe (unregistered)


I panicked like crazy too....damn you google..ha ha :) ..still love tho.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 02:25

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.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 04:00

11. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


You need help bro.. Lol jk

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:23

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.

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 07:33

12. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Soo, google can instal apps in my device without me knowing?o.0

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 11:21

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.

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