More than 50 applications containing malware have been discovered in Google Inc.’s app market for its Android mobile operating system, news reports said Wednesday. The applications came from three different publishers who seem to have repackaged legitimate applications with code that can export a large amount of data from a device. The malware code would allow the app publishers to access just about any data on the device and upload other malware. News reports said that Google was expected to begin pulling some of the applications. Google also has the ability to remotely kill Android apps installed on mobile phones, but that system has not been engaged for the suspected malware apps because they are under investigation. The news is a sign that Google’s open Android operating system could become a target for hackers. Information on the names of infected applications and suspected publishers is available on Lookout Mobile Security’s website.