"The Android app stores are a magnet for malware developers. The platform's popularity and the fact that its source code is publicly available made Android a popular target for malicious attacks – 99% of all malware detected on mobile devices in 2012 were aimed at Android smartphones," says Petr Merkulov, Director of Products and Services Development, Kaspersky Lab. "We provide comprehensive anti-virus protection for Yandex.Store by integrating our special Kaspersky Anti-Virus SDK."Device manufacturers can integrate Yandex.Store into their devices at no cost and receive a share of sales revenues. Yandex.Store is already shipped on Oppo, PocketBook, Explay, teXet, WEXLER, 3Q and Qumo devices. Some of them feature Yandex.Store as their default app store. Yandex.Store offers rich customisation opportunities that allow device manufacturers or mobile operators to create fully localised app stores under their own brand name. One of Russia's largest mobile operators, MegaFon, was the first company to use Yandex.Store to launch their own branded app store GetUpps! in February 2012.
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