Android 12 is already among us although it has not yet been presented as it deserves. What we do know about him has come from previous versions for the developers and the various leaks that have occurred. Now we have some information on future changes in the privacy section of the system.
In the Android 12 Developer Preview we have already seen changes in terms of privacy and security in the system, but there are still more to come. The latest leak tells us that Android 12 could include a privacy panel with quick access and information summarized in its settings, a “ privacy dashboard ”
A quick glance to know the delicate parts of the phone in use
According to various sources close to Google, such as that of The Information, Americans are working hard to that security and privacy are among the most strengthened aspects of Android 12 due today. Google is therefore focusing on improving these aspects and soon we may have a panel dedicated exclusively to privacy on the phone.
Some leaked screenshots show us what that “ privacy dashboard ” included in Android 12 would look like, the exclusive panel where we would have unified access to information about which apps access what parts of the phone, what parts of the phone ‘they are software or hardware, related to confidentiality. . A panel to see which apps are using geolocation, camera, microphone and different apps and sensors on the phone.
New privacy panel would bring Android’s security closer to that of iOS
The screenshots show us that Google would give us a quick overview of accesses over the past 24 hours. By entering each of them (in the screenshots we can see the access to the phone’s camera), we would see which app has been using this component and for how long. Yes indeed we could know if some apps are accessing parts of the phone when they shouldn’t
The “ privacy dashboard ” would closely resemble Apple’s privacy settings on iOS, bringing the functionality and features of the two operating systems even closer. This filtered panel, however, could be even more complex because Google would consider adding even more restrictions access to different parts of the system. We’ll see if this panel is unveiled today and, if so, how it plays out through the various betas ahead of its final release.
Vía | XDA Developers