Google has committed to refunding at least $19 million (£11.8 million) in in-app charges raised by children using applications on Android devices.
The complaint was raised by the US Federal Trade Commission earlier this year, claiming that children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play store had bought additional products and services without the authorisation of the account holder.
The number of mobile malware infections increased by 17% during the first six months of 2014, which is almost double the rate seen in 2013.
It mirrors a similar infection rate in residential fixed-line networks, from a 9% increase in December 2013 to 18% at the end of June 2014.
Motorola has launched two new smartphones and its Moto 360 watch.
It’s the latest news in a busy week that’s also seen product announcements from Samsung, Sony and Microsoft.
Samsung has used the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin to announce two new mobile devices and a virtual reality headset.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the latest version of the company’s stylus-controlled phone/tablet hybrid. It’s equipped with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 3.7 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera.
Sony has announced a collection of new devices at the IFA consumer electronics show.
The Sony Xperia Z3 has a 5.2-inch display and a 20.7 megapixel camera. There’s also a smaller version, the Z3 Compact.