Security Reports

Sometimes the Android Security team publishes reports or white papers. Here are some of the most recent.

Android Enterprise Security White Paper

This security white paper outlines the approach Android takes to mobile security for enterprise customers, and details the strengths of the Android platform, the range of management APIs available to enforce control, and the role of Google Play Protect in detecting threats.

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Year in Review 2017

This report covers everything that Google did for Android security in 2017.

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Year in Review 2016

This report covers everything that Google did for Android security in 2016.

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Year in Review 2015

This report covers everything that Google did for Android security in 2015.

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Year in Review 2014

This report covers everything that Google did for Android security in 2014.

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Keeping Harmful Apps out of Google Play

This white paper covers some of the ways the Android Security Team reviews and detects apps that pose a potential security risk to users or their data.

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Classifications for Potentially Harmful Applications

This report covers the Android Security Team’s taxonomy for classifying apps that pose a potential security risk to users or their data.

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