Finally… Google Does Application Scanning
Taking a page from the Apple playbook, Google has finally added the capability for its Android 4.2 platform to scan and vet applications that users can install on their Android devices. What took you so long!
Using an unnamed trusted third party to perform this application verification is a little different than the in-house method used by Apple. It also targets apps downloaded from sources other than Google Play, since Google is already scanning those applications. For those of us that prefer Android over iOS, this is a very welcome change in both policy and practice for the Googlers.
Get more details about this exciting change at… http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-follows-apples-lead-android-app-security-screening-206579?source=rss_