Google is reportedly planning to give Android users more control over the privacy settings and manage the individual app permissions, as per a new report from Bloomberg.
This means users will be able to control what the app can access on their device before they download it from the Google Play Store.
This is definitely a right step as privacy has become a big concern for Android users as most apps request access to stuff which is unrelated to the app.
The report says,
Google’s Android operating system is set to give users more detailed choices over what apps can access, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter remains private. That could include photos, contacts or location. An announcement of the change, which would put Android closer in line with Apple Inc.’s iOS, is expected for Google’s developer’s conference in San Francisco this month, one of the people said.
There is no word from Google about this new feature, but the search engine giant should release it for Android devices. Android’s share fell this quarter, as per Kantar WorldPanel ComTech, in some European countries.