The Android security team was busy battling the Chamois malware family on Google Play starting in 2016. Android security engineer Maddie Stone outlined the steps Google has taken to reduce the number of devices infected with this technically complex malware.
Google's Android Q will include a handful of changes to the way that the OS deals with location privacy and other app permissions.
Google has increased the number of apps rejected from the Play Store by 55 percent, thanks to new policies and technology to identify potentially harmful apps.
A new transparency report on Android security shows that far less than one percent of all devices have a potentially harmful app running on them.
Android has long been viewed as the less-secure mobile operating system compared to iOS, and Google's licensing changes to comply with the European Commission's anti-trust ruling can potentially make the ecosystem's overall security situation worse.