Google Looking To Improve App Permissions For Its Devices
Google is said to be planning to introduce an improved feature which will allow users to manage specific app permissions on their devices.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the company will provide Android users with the option of choosing what device information can be accessed by an application. This will take place before the user downloads the app from Google Play. Thus, giving consumers the freedom to select their preference before putting any thing alien on their devices.
It is now customary for any application to require users to give permission beforehand. Most of these gain access to photos and other content stored on the device. With Google’s new upcoming change, this control shall be taken away. Users will be able to decide in advance of what precise information they wish to share with the application and what to not.
Google clearly aims to make its OS more safe and secure for the users. Privacy is always a testing subject in the digital age and it’s always appreciated when a company allows its consumers to decide on information sharing.
That said, it’s unclear as to just how the developers will be effected by this change. The announcement is expected to be made at the Google I/O 2015, which will be held in San Francisco. We’ll have to wait until then to know exactly how this update will be brought out.