SHAREit and Google Play will provide peer-to-peer security

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BEIJING (October 22, 2018) / PRNewswire / – Platform for integrated content delivery services SHAREit and Google Play have entered into a partnership agreement aimed at improving the security of peer-to-peer application sharing for SHAREit users around the world.

Due to the high cost of information services and unstable Internet connections, many users, especially in the emerging markets of India, Indonesia, Africa, Brazil, etc., often have difficulty downloading applications directly from the Google Play store. The SHAREit platform, the number of downloads from which today has already exceeded 1.5 billion, allows users to share files and applications by transferring them from one phone to another without being connected to the Internet.

In June of this year, Google Play experts began to add security metadata to all applications and software updates to simplify the verification of the authenticity of such products. This step helps to increase user security and allows developers to reach a wider audience, especially in countries where peer-to-peer application sharing is the most popular. Google has chosen SHAREit as one of its first partners to provide such services. From now on, when a user exchanges applications with other peer users through SHAREit, Google Play will be able to determine the authenticity of the transmitted application, even if the device is offline. In the case of passing the test with positive results, the application will be added to the user’s library on Google Play with the ability to manage program updates during subsequent connection to the network. Such an algorithm of actions provides users with additional security when installing applications received from other devices through SHAREit.

This means that sharing applications with SHAREit becomes as safe as downloading any program from Google Play.

Commenting on the new partnership, SHARE it’s CEO Mr. Michael Qiu noted: “Working with Google Play opens up great opportunities for SHAREit. We are honored to be among the first peer-to-peer data exchange programs participating in the integration metadata program Google Play security. The SHAREit client base currently has 1.5 billion users.

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