Google Might Give Users The Ability To Control Application Permissions


There are rumors floating around internet about Android Lollipop’s successor Android M. One such rumor is that Google might give mobile users the ability to control over what data Android applications can access as part of their application permissions. This rumor comes from Bloomberg, citing an anonymous source in the company.

If this rumor is true, then the next version of Android, will allow users the option to choose what an app can access; like access to photos, contacts or location, etc. This type of granular control over permissions allows you to install an app without granting it all the requested permissions. Currently, Android apps are an all-or-nothing deal where you have to accept all permissions before installing the app.

The ability to select app permission is something many Android users frequently cite as one of the things they actually envy about iOS. It is expected Google will announce Android M at Google’s developers conference in San Francisco this month.

Source: Bloomberg

Amarnath Natarajan

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