Android Q — Google Adds New Mobile Security and Privacy Features

[ March 20, 2019 ]

Google has recently released the first beta version of Android Q, the next upcoming version of Google’s popular mobile operating system, with a lot of new privacy improvements and other security enhancements.

Android Q, where Q has not yet been named, offers more control over installed apps, their access, and permissions, and location settings; more support for passive authentication like face ID, and warnings when you install a new app targeting Android Marshmallow or older.

Here is summation of all new privacy and security features of the new version of Android :

1) Stop Android Apps From Tracking Your Location in the Background

2) New Restrictions On Apps’ Access to Device Identifiers

3) Background Apps Can’t Start A New Activity Without User Interaction

4) Apps Can’t Change Location and Network Settings

5) Scoped Storage to Protect Data Stored by One App from Others


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