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Google Certified Android devices to come with Play Protect logo

Google has been taking steps to make Android devices more secure and Google Play Protect was once such step, that was announced during the I/O 2017. Now, the company has announced that devices certified secure by the company will feature the Play Protect logo on the box of the device, confirming them as ‘Certified Android’ devices.

Google in collaboration with manufacturers will certify that the devices along with the Google apps that come pre-installed on them follow the Android security and permissions model. The certified devices will also come with Play Protect out-of-the-box.

What is Google Certified Android?

Google Play Protect Certified Android

While Android 8.0 Oreo comes says ‘Safer’ in its highlights, Google is making Android more secure by the day. Certified Android means that the phone you’re buying is tested by Google, certifying that the device follows the Android security and permissions model.

Google’s tests also verify the authenticity of the Google apps that come pre-installed, as well as the fact the apps from the Play Store can work as intended.

Benefits of Certified Android

The basic benefit of Certified Android on your device is that you get baseline protection against virus and malware. Not only this, Google ensures that your Android smartphone behaves in accordance with Android’s policies. Apart from baseline security and app-behavior optimization, Google Certified Android gives the option of verified pre-installed Google apps on your Android device.

You can find a list of manufacturers who have partnered with Google to get Certified Android here. Also, you can spot a Google Play Protect logo on the box of your smartphone if it is running Certified Android.

Google Play Protect is one of the major benefits of Certified Android devices. It keeps scanning your device in the background for Virus and Malware, blocking out any suspicious apps. With Google Play Protect Certified Android, you can be carefree about data security and safety on your Android smartphone.


While we sometimes take data privacy and security lightly, it is a very serious subject. With an ecosystem of over 2 billion active devices worldwide and growing, Android needs to be safe and secure. Certified Android is an efficient method for you to know whether the phone you are going to buy is secure or not.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.