Now the Internet giant Google has reportedly brought an app that will allow banks or credit card companies to block certain functions of the phone in case of default.
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November 13, 2020, 11:55 AM IST
Now the Internet giant Google has reportedly brought an app that will allow banks or credit card companies to block certain functions of the phone in case of default. This application is called Device Lock Controller and is listed on the Play Store under the Google LLC label.
According to the reports, if the users fail to pay any installment, then this app can allow banks or credit card companies to lock the device or close some functions. XDA developers quoted a Google spokesperson as saying that the app was launched in association with Kenyan carrier Safaricom. Google said in a blog post that Safaricom's new Lipa MDGO MDGo finance plan allows Kenyans to buy a new Android Go Edition smartphone. It will be available on reasonable installments, but it has been said in the question and answer section of Safaricom that if a user fails to pay the installment on time, then it can lock the carrier device. There is a provision for device lock after four days have passed after the last date of payment.
Google has said that this app was accidentally put on the Play Store, Google has confirmed that the device lock controller app should not have been listed on the Google Play Store. It has to be seen whether Google will have any tie-up with such an app with credit card companies or banks in India?