Google has recently announced the latest addition to the Android Market, though just to clarify — this addition is not an app that you will be downloading and installing. This new addition has arrived with the codename of “Bouncer” and it is aimed towards blocking malware. According to the details coming from a recent Google Mobile Blog posting, this Bouncer will provide “automated scanning of Android Market for potentially malicious software without disrupting the user experience of Android Market or requiring developers to go through an application approval process.” The interesting part here, while Google has only recently announced the Bouncer, they have also noted that it has been running “for a while now.” In fact, further details noted that how between the first and second halves of 2011 — there was a 40 percent drop in the number of “potentially” malicious downloads in the Android Market. Either way, regardless if Bouncer is new or old — it is nice to see that Google is addressing the issue of malware within the Market.
Via [Google Mobile Blog]