The next big update that our Android 12 devices will receive will not only focus on its radical overhaul, but will also focus on improving our privacy.
With each new version of Android, we see how Google makes its operating system safe and transparent with our data, protecting our most personal and sensitive information. With Android 12 announce seven privacy improvements:
Camera and microphone indicators
With Android 12, access to the camera and microphone will be more transparent. The status bar will show us new ones indicators which will inform us in real time when an application accesses the camera and microphone
Estos indicadores llegarán from Android 12 Beta 2, y el objetivo es que los desarrolladores revisen el uso que hacen de la cámara y micrófono de sus aplicaciones, para que solo accedan a estos sensores cuando el usuario pulse en alguna función que requiera su acceso , not before.
In Android 12 Beta 2 will also arrive the new Privacy dashboard, a new section in the system settings that will allow us to see a timeline quickly and easily access from the last 24 hours to the location, microphone and camera. So we can see which apps and when they accessed the most sensitive sensors on our device.
Clipboard read notification
Android 12 follow in the footsteps of iOS 14 and Google’s operating system will also sneak up on apps that paste content from the clipboard. A “Toast” message will alert us when an application reads our clipboard to verify what we have copied. This novelty will also arrive in Beta 2.
Android 12 gives us more control with the new location permission. Until now it has always shared our exact location with all apps, but with the new version you can now choose to share one with its new permission. approximate location. With this new authorization, applications will only be able to know in which district / city we are.
Switches to disable camera and microphone
In beta 2, new switches are coming to the quick setup bar. If for years we can temporarily disable the location of our device, in Android 12 we can also turn off camera and microphone
Authorization of nearby devices
Android 12 is also launching a new license this will ask us if we want an app to be able to search, connect and position nearby devices. This new authorization intervenes so that the complementary applications of watches, bracelets or headphones no longer have to use the localization authorization which was the one which included the search for nearby Bluetooth devices. We will now have location permission for GPS and nearby device permission for Bluetooth.
Finally, Android 12 will release on hibernate applications, a new feature that will revoke permissions, force detection, and reclaim storage, memory, and other resource usage from those apps that we haven’t used for a long time.
Via | Google