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How Google secured more than two billion Android devices

Huawei Pay wallet app rolling out on Play Store Android Wear becomes Wear OS – as Google aims to play nicely with iOS
Terence Owen | 16 March, 2018, 11:37

Search and software giant Google has announced that it will rebrand Android Wear to a new name, Wear OS. A few months after the new version was announced, Tizen overtook Wear in global market share, courtesy of Samsung's adoption of the open operating system. In comparison to Google smartwatch, Apple's smartwatch has more advanced feature and better hardware.

A little less than a year ago, for example, a new piece of Android malware dubbed Judy reportedly infected almost 37 million devices. Considering that Android's main competitor is the iPhone, Google seems to be making a pretty big claim. According to Kleidermacher, Android flaws have become harder for researchers to find and that Android OS now protects users from any malicious software. Meanwhile, a new site (via Droid-Life), features the new abstract "W" logo we spotted over the weekend and a "by Google" label appended to the new name. Time will tell if Wear OS can appeal to more users than its predecessor did.

In May, they announced Google Play Protect, a new home for the suite of Android security services on almost two billion devices. The new name removes the "Android" tag in acknowledgement that iPhone users don't need to buy an Apple Watch to go with their iPhone. Android Pay worked on more platforms than just Android (like the Web) so it got a platform-generic name. The new branding will show up on some of the watches and the mobile app over the coming weeks. The news of this new wear comes before the Google I/O.

Pelicans and Saints owner Tom Benson dies at the age of 90
Benson, a New Orleans native, purchased the Saints in 1985 when the team was on the brink of being sold and relocated. " Mr. Tom was not only a great and generous owner, but he was also a very productive contributor to the National Football League.

And if you don't believe me, and think Apple's interpretation of how smartwatches should look is the pinnacle of innovation in the space, I invite you to take a look at just some of the models mentioned in this article.

Thanks in large part to Play Protect, the installation rates of PHAs from outside of Google Play dropped by more than 60%.

Google, however, is definitely trying to make it work.

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