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Google to give Android users extra layer of security

Google is providing Android users with an extra layer of security when using the internet.

The tech giant revealed they are adding the security layer to Android users and XDA Developers spotted that the Domain Name System (DNS) - also known as the internet's phone book - is heading to mobiles.

This would mean the queries will be encrypted to the same level as HTTPS and the DNS translates domain names into machine readable IP addresses.

Although this process is hidden from users, it essentially applies to every website an Android user will visit.

Currently the Transport Layer Security (TLS) hides your DNS requests, it won't afford users full privacy as Internet Service Provider can still see the IP address trying to be connected.

This news came just days after Google revealed it is now letting Android users try apps before installing it.

Instant Apps allow developers to distribute their apps from a link shared via a message or social media offering a halfway point between native apps and mobile web, the TechCrunch reported.

Some of the apps Google listed include Skyscanner, NYTimes crossword puzzle, Buzzfeed, Onefootball, Red Bull TV and the UN's ShareTheMeal app.

Now all of these have a "Try It Now" button on their store listings to let Android users know they can test out the new app without actually installing it.

Instant Apps is set to go live in a pilot this January and Google announced a big change to the cut it takes from app subscriptions.

Previously, Google would take 30 per cent through the Play Store but now the search engine company has halved their intake taking only 15 per cent once a developer has retained the subscriber for longer than 12 months.

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