Google is stepping up its effort to improve the security and privacy of Android with a new initiative called ASPIRE (Android Security and PrIvacy REsearch).
The new effort is to push forward the development of new security and privacy technologies for Android by encouraging cooperative applied research between the Android Security and Privacy team and the wider academic and industrial community.
According to Google, the new initiative falls in line with Android’s open source nature, which has already enabled broad customization options. In addition to features, researchers, developers, service providers, and device and chipset manufacturers can also contribute to the platform with security improvements.
The Internet search company says that investing and engaging in academic research also helps foster security features and, in addition to contributing to science, delivers new security and privacy features to users.