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Google Updates Killing Users Battery, Android Warns

Google Updates Killing Users Battery, Android Warns
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With increasing users of android and with much required upgrade, Android has warned users that the Google updates on Smartphones is a possible reason for battery damage and ill user experience.

The company believes that the Google play services software is the sole cause of such damage.

Google Play service is a software found on all Android devices, so this is possibly affecting a large number of users.

Some Android users have been on various social platforms airing their views and situations.

The news on battery drainage comes after security experts said 200 “harmful” Google Play Store apps were downloaded more than 32million times in July, 2019 alone.

Six Android apps that were downloaded a total of 90million times from the Google Play Store were found to have been loaded with the PreAMo malware – a very dangerous malware.

ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko gave the information that in July, 2019 205 “harmful” Google Play Store apps were downloaded over 32million times.

Stefanko categorized the apps under the subscription scam, ad fraud, stalkerware, fake apps, fake antivirus tools, adware droppers and softwares with backdoors. The apps with the most number of installs had hidden ads, which were installed over 19 million times.

Lukas Stefanko in his words said that the numbers of these malwares installed by users are based on research, blogs, reports and tweets published in the month of July, 2019 by the infosec community.

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Google recently has said no word on when a fix is coming for the issue of battery drainage with users saying the best way to end the problem would be by downgrading the previous version of the software or by clearing the cache.

The company is likely to be working on a fix, so hopefully an update will be pushed out in the coming days.

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Ihezie Christopher

An IT Writer, Blogger and Content Developer at Reviewnetgato media company.
I am a tech enthusiasts with a zeal and passion to develop life globally through technology

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