Google Play Store might be getting a client side malware scanner!


Google Play Store might be getting a client side malware scanner!

Google might be close to adding a major security feature to their Google Play Store app for Android devices.

The company seems to be working on adding a malware scanner on the app. This would be used for scanning apps installed from third party sources.

As of now, Google just shows a warning when a user downloads and install an app from outside the Play Store.

It is not clear what kind of tech would power this scanner. We imagine that Google would update signatures on a regular basis to ensure that internet connectivity is not required for scanning.

Reports also indicate other new features that could arrive in future builds of the Play Store app:

Google Play Balance is already available though we might see more ways to refill it.

Wishlist feature for you to mark apps that you want to purchase. Might come handy for your friends who might get the ability to gift it to you.

There are some new indications of multi-user support coming to Android devices.