Google Inc (GOOG) in Green at $595 Per Share on U.S. Govt Android Boost

The U.S. government has decided to modify smartphones running Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system, in order to enable them to handle classified government documents over cellular networks, according to CNN, which cited unnamed sources. The devices will first be given to U.S. soldiers, and then to federal workers, the news outlet said.

The EU’s Data Protection Working Party formally requested that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) “pause” its rollout of its revamped privacy policy, since regulators need more time to investigate changes that “may affect many citizens in most or all of the EU member states,” reported engadget.

To help keep “malicious” software out of its app store, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) said it increased security on its Android mobile-device software, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has lost an appeal in a Taiwan court over a fine imposed on the company for refusing to grant to customers a seven-day trial period on its mobile phone apps, according to the Straits Times of Taiwan.

According to ComScore, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 47.3% market share, up 2.5 percentage points from September.

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