About 1% Of Google Android Apps Bad

Tuesday Jan 12th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

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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