Android Jellybean to scan apps for malware, and warn of expensive SMS scams
- — Nov. 8, 2012, 5:21 p.m.
Last month, Naked Security uncovered evidence that Google was planning to starting scanning Android apps for malware on users' smartphones.
Google has now shared more information about the technology it plans to introduce to fight malware on mobile devices.
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