OK, not candy, but.....
Google's revealed the stuff it's added to the next version of Android, which for now is known only as "P" while the world waits for it to earn a confectionery-related name.* To The Register's mind, the most interesting bits relate to security, as Google's decided that "Android P restricts access to mic, camera, and all …
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I never understood their logic for going for a major version number bump every year - to me it doesn't look like there are enough significant changes for that.
Likewise for iOS. Adding a few emoticons and tweaking how the notifications work isn't really a major change..
"Google's decided that "Android P restricts access to mic, camera, and all SensorManager sensors from apps that are idle." This change has been made to stop apps snooping, which is hard to argue against!"
Third party apps, you mean. Will they apply the restriction to their own stuff?
"Indoor positioning over WiFi, thanks to support for 802.11mc, aka WiFi Round-Trip-Time (RTT)"
Please allow this to be disabled. It'll give the police a clue as to which part of the basement to dig up to find the bodies. I spent more time on those spots to dig the holes, etc.
It won't be popcorn, that I can guarantee you. With the prevalence of "fully loaded" Android boxes for streaming pirated content, one of which uses that word along with the connotations associated with the consumption of said buttery comestible, if the land sharks at Alphabet let it through with that name they're not doing their bloody jobs properly.
Wow, Google say they have stopped reading your (g)mails. Now they say you won't have to let them read the entire contents of your phone to use the built in backup.
Guess they must think they already know everything about everyone.
as Google's decided that "Android P restricts access to mic, camera, and all SensorManager sensors from apps that are idle." This change has been made to stop apps snooping, which is hard to argue against!
Yes, APPS snooping. Any word on hot it restricts Google itself? That has always been my main worry about Android. I may haven mentioned this before, but I actually READ what a Samsung S8 is asking a user to agree to before it becomes anywhere near usable (basically it amounts to allowing AND Google, AND Samsung AND Microsoft to grab whatever they like from your data) and IMHO it ought not even be sold in Europe with those demands.
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