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Google Quietly Adds Google Settings App to Android Devices

by Sean P. Aune | February 27, 2013February 27, 2013 10:30 am PDT


Some of you may have noticed a new icon in your Apps menu on your Android devices. Say hello to the Google Settings app.

Google quietly pushed out a new app yesterday to Android devices called Google Settings that will give you easier access to your your Google+ login and various apps that use it. You will also find there are some settings for services such as Latitude and Ads. All of these settings were available before, but they have now all been placed in one location for easier access.

While convenience is always nice, it is a tad disturbing that Google pushed this out without warning to users. While there doesn’t appear to be anything nefarious afoot, it does make you wonder what else could show up some day without warning. Android does come with a lot of pre-installed apps, and you know they are there from day one, but to add something without the user agreeing to it post purchase is what some are finding a bit unsettling.

That aside, it seems pretty safe to assume this will be where most Google app action will happen going forward when it comes to settings.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...