Google Assistant Go now available for download on Play Store

31 January, 2018, 10:50 | Author: Lynette Payne
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To be precise, 99 per cent of apps with abusive contents were identified and rejected before anyone could install them, he added further.

Google claimed it was able to do this "through significant improvements in our ability to detect abusive app content and behaviors - such as impersonation, inappropriate content, or malware - through new machine learning models and techniques". He also highlighted new detection models and approaches that can identify repeat offenders and abusive developer networks.

However, Google admits there is more work to be done, as evidenced by the Adult Swine bug: "Despite the new and enhanced detection capabilities that led to a record-high takedowns of bad apps and malicious developers, we know a few still manage to evade and trick our layers of defense".

The search giant took action on Copycats, Inappropriate content, and Potentially Harmful Applications during the entire process.

Read on to learn more about the 700,000 apps removed from Google Play Store in 2017, and what it might mean for you as an Android user.

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According to Statista, the Google Play Store was home to 2.8 million apps at the end of March 2017.

Google says it does not allow apps that contain or promote inappropriate content such as pornography, extreme violence, hate, and illegal activities.

70% more bad apps were taken down in 2017 than 2016. It also notes that the odds of malware being distributed through Google Play by 10x lower compared to apps installed from outside sources. However, the bigger issue here is protection against apps that aren't downloaded through the Play Store.

Sensor Tower's Store Intelligence estimates show that year-over-year spending in these apps during the fourth quarter of last year grew almost 88 percent to approximately $242 million, up from an estimated $129 million in the same quarter a year ago. If the app is not safe, Play Protect will prevent you from downloading the app most of the time.

Machine vision, the rep continued, is also improving the Google Play experience. The US and Germany were kept apart by Taiwan on the App Store and South Korea on Google Play. Google said that Google Play Protect will continue to be updated as well as the other security measures that are used in Google Play Store. They offered together 5.6 million apps for German users. We don't have the Google Assistant Go APK file with us yet, but we'll do our best to get it as soon as possible.

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