Google has quietly pushed a new update for the Settings app on the Android OS based devices. The existing Settings app icon continues to exist and there is a new green coloured Google Settings app icon. This may confuse many Android users and the app may be termed as a malware.
Google has updated its Google Services Framework app in the background in order to bring better settings that show the integration of the Google+ social network with other Google products on the Android phones.
The new Google Settings is specifically meant for the Google+ centric applications and services. There are five major options appearing in the Google Settings app -Apps with Google+ Sign In, Maps & Latitude, Location, Search and Ads.
With this, Google has included the Google+ Sign-in features and other improvements that will help the user to use third party apps that require Google+ sign-in.
For instance, there are number of third-party services that offer you access via signing in using the Facebook or Twitter account. So now, those services can also offer Google+ as sign-in option. Those services will be listed in the “Google Settingsâ€ and thereby give fair idea to the user about the number of services accessing their Google+ information.
Google Settings will give you fair idea about your information being access by Google or any other third-party service that you’ve granted access for. Out of the five options, the Maps & Latitude and Location leads to the location settings option which user can enable or disable as per requirement.
Users need not worry and just keep a check on the services they have approved to access their Google+ information.