About 1% Of Google Android Apps Bad

Tuesday Jan 12th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Because Google doesn't review apps before making them available, it's up to users to flag apps that contain malware.

InformationWeek: Unlike Apple, Google does not review apps before they appear in the Android Market. As a result, apps that don't work or contain malware are not uncommon.

In a statement to the FCC, Google explained, "Once an application has been uploaded by the developer and made available for users of Android-powered handsets, the Android Market community is relied on to flag applications that do not abide by our policies."

Google also told the FCC that about 1 percent of the apps it posts are eventually removed. Since the Android Market currently has about 22,000 apps, that would be about 220 bad apps.

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