Google is making it simpler for users to identify authentic Android devices while they buy them. The company has announced that the Play Protect logo will now be appearing on the packaging of Android devices, to show that they are certified by Google. So far, the company has been using Play Protect on the Play Store, to certify apps that are safe. Android devices certified by Google come pre-installed with the company’s applications.
The move doesn’t really make a difference to well known Android device makers, but will make sense in newer and growing markets.
Further, Google Play Protect is a part of the requirements for devices to get Google’s certification. It also brings automatic virus scanning and Google’s Find My Device support to the certified Android devices. So, major Android OEMs, like Samsung, LG, HTC and others are already part of this campaign.
The move doesn’t really make a difference to well known Android device makers, but will make sense in newer and growing markets. This is because many companies sell Android phones there , that are not directly certified by Google. With the new campaign, Google is making it simpler for users to make informed buying decisions.