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Google today announced its Certified Android devices website. Other new Android devices that support the OS are expected to begin arriving at the end of this year.

The world has been going gaga over getting Android Oreo for their smartphones and it's time when Android's TV version also gets the sweet treatment. Google has been providing certification for Android devices to maintain that end-users have a stable experience. Not only are younger users skewing the curve on mobile-apps time spent (those 18-24 are spending 3 hours a day in apps, vs. 2.6 hours for 25-34, and 2.3 hours for 35-44), they're the ones who are downloading new apps. Building on Google's tradition of creating giant lawn statues for every Android release, which are housed at its headquarters in Mountain View, California, this new version of the Android OREO statue adds a layer of playful interactivity the OREO brand is known for, together with Android's rich history with robotics.

"When used on a device running Android O and higher, hostile downloaders can not trick the user into installing an app without having first been given the go-ahead", he said. The Runtime permission feature, which has to be enabled to allow installation of apps from unknown sources, has been replaced with a new permission system. "For example, a gaming app might not contain malicious code but instead might notify the user to install a PHA that masquerades as an important security update".




The new permission system will not just show an enable/disable toggle but will also show the apps which are being used to run third-party app stores. The aim of the certification is still the same, i.e.to ensure the security of the device with pre-installed Google apps and the Play Store.

Historically, Google has named each successive Android release after sweet treats like Eclair, Ice Cream Sandwich and most recently, Nougat. With Android O, you will be warned if an app is trying to install an update, to help you identify PHAs and remove it from the device.



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