Google is set to release it’s newest OS, 4.2. According to Google 4.2 will be the safest release to date. Studies have been done and they that Android phones are more vulnerable to malware viruses. So it was in Google’s best interest to make 4.2 it’s update.
Android 4.2 marks the launch of a powerful new security system built right into the platform. The key component is a real-time app scanning service that instantly checks apps put on your device for any malicious or potentially harmful code.
The feature is an extension of the security technology Google introduced for the Play Store this past February. While that technology worked exclusively on the server side, analyzing apps that were uploaded to the Play Store, the new system works with your device and scans any apps you install from third-party sources (a process known as “sideloading”).