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Today, all of a sudden I saw this app in my Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone: screenshot with google settings

I am talking about the app named "Google Settings"

I uninstalled it immediately only to find it installed again a few hours later.

My mobile phone is rooted and I did have access to internet through the phone during this period?

Can anyone tell me as to what is going on? Should I worry? What should I do?

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The Google settings app is being put their either by the Maps app, Search app, or the Google+ app.

It's a unified settings/sign-in thing they just added in literally yesterday and allows you to manage the settings for all of the above (and probably more in future) from one menu.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/27/google-settings-app-sneaks-onto-android-to-bolster-g-sign-in/

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+1 I just noticed this yesterday as well and wondered how it got there. –  Nathan Osman Mar 1 '13 at 3:10
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I unistalled google play services and that removed it from the phone. Not sure what else will be affected but I am still able to download/install apps from play store. I figure I may miss the next version of play store that comes out. Better than them sneaking stuff in

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It's almost guaranteed that pretty much stuff will break. Play services is Google's software shim to roll out API updates for all devices (2.2-4.x) even if the manufacturer doesn't offer update anymore. Many apps depend on it, read more on play services here: arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/… –  ce4 Oct 23 '13 at 19:28
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