Google had a busy seven days having beaten Oracle over a court case, released new software and appeared to be getting tougher over technology vendors who drag their feet when rolling out Android updates.
However, the search company was also raided by French authorities and faced news of another vulnerability found in its Android operating system.
French tax authorities raid Google offices in Paris
Google’s offices in Paris were raided by as many as 100 tax officials after the company was accused of failing to pay tax returns amounting to £1.3bn.
The move comes amid growing scrutiny of Google in Europe concerning tax payments and alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
Google beats Oracle in Java APIs in Android case
Google beat Oracle in a court case over the use of 37 Java APIs in the Android operating system.
Oracle had argued that Google's actions had undermined its Java licensing market as licensees threatened to use Android or a fork of Android for free.
Google to shame partners that don't offer Android updates quickly enough
Google has been considering naming and shaming manufacturers that are slow to roll out the latest version of Android to mobile devices in a bid to solve the fragmentation problem that blights the platform.
Google apparently has a list that ranks manufacturers in order of how quickly they update devices to the latest version of Android, currently Marshmallow. Android N will be released later this year.
Google unveils Trust API plan to end password pain
Google has been working on a technology that could end the need for passwords by creating a 'trust score' based on several end-user metrics to form a simpler and more secure verification method for websites.
A trust score in any particular situation is based on location, face recognition and typing patterns, and the current score is constantly fed back to apps.
Google releases free version of Data Studio for individuals and small teams
Google released a free version of its Data Studio marketing hub just months after unveiling Data Studio 360, a new data visualisation and reporting platform for large enterprises.
Data Studio enables anyone in an organisation to create and share dashboards using a range of data, according to Google.
Enterprise Android users possibly at risk from QSEE flaw
QSEE already has a critical vulnerability number, CVE-2015-6639, but, unlike other threats like Stagefright, it needs a malicious app to gain access and cause trouble.
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Full roll-out of Android O expected within weeks