Antivirus company ESET has announced the detection of fake GPS applications on Google Play, which have been downloaded over 50 million times. Instead of offline maps and optimal routes, they served intrusive ads to users.
All 19 apps simply redirected the user to Google Maps. App authors earned money by displaying ad banners and selling premium subscriptions that turned off ads.
Unfortunately, as noted in ESET, at the moment, some of the applications are still available on Google Play.