Audiobooks, in-app notifications, and more coming to Google Play Store

The fake app named "Update WhatsApp" is available on Google Play Store and its goal is to trick users into downloading it.

The fake app, now removed from the official Play Store, appeared to be developed by WhatsApp Inc, the legit Facebook-owned maker of the messaging client.

The dummy app's developer is unknown, but the culprit later changed the name of the app to "Dual Whatsweb Update", and removed the "WhatsApp Inc." developer title.

Several users had reportedly complained about the app in the comments section, and now it can not be found on the Google Play store. The update has been expected after the app refused to send or receive messages as well as the persistent "connecting" indication. Everything about this app looked officially, which was done on objective.

The rogue program was spotted by Redditors earlier today, and the software looks very much like the real deal. It could fool the unsuspecting people on Android to download it and believe they were downloading an update to WhatsApp.

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In addition, another change that the latest version of Google Play Store may bring is auto-updating of system apps. The objective to this fake WhatsApp appears to be to get people to click on third-party advertisements. The app itself seemed ad-loaded and then another code was within the app itself.

"I've also installed the app and decompiled it", reported DexterGenius.

The good news here is that the app was removed from Google Play Store.

In the review section for the app, one Android user wrote: "Why do Google allow this type of fake apps on playstore to do business".

According to the report, a version of popular mobile game Temple Run 2 can also be found which was uploaded in October. This means that you may soon be able to ditch the likes of Audible and buy your audiobooks direct from Google - and there could also be free audiobooks!

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