Google Suspends Fraudulent Samsung Update App

Google has suspended a fraudulent mobile app that claimed to offer system-level Android updates to smartphones.

While the app on the Google Play Store, called “Updates for Samsung,” did indeed redistribute Samsung’s software, it was also a scam to get users to pay money for the updates. As a result, Google told The Verge that the app violated its policies and has been “suspended.”

“Providing a safe and secure experience is a top priority and our Google Play developer policies strictly prohibit apps that are deceptive, malicious, or intended to abuse or misuse any network, device, or personal data. When violations are found, we take action,” the tech giant said in a statement.

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