Android Q is the upcoming OS, and details about the new OS are coming out. At the start of this week, findings were published by XDA Developers regarding its permissions in the Android Q framework, some of which has to do with better privacy for users.
The most surprising permission change could involve clipboard permissions.
At the moment, according to findings, apps can access a user’s clipboard and read whatever’s stored on that clipboard, even if has personal information like usernames and passwords.
A change in information Android Q might stop apps from accessing the clipboard in the background, while only granting access to apps assigned by the OEM.
It is also being reported that Google is working to bring secure facial recognition support to Android Q.
According to findings, code found in a leaked build of the upcoming 17th version of the search giant’s Android operating system hints at native support for facial recognition.
The Android Q system would be used to sign into your phone, authorize purchases and sign in to apps. It would be similar to Apple’s Face ID technology.
It makes sense that Google would want to put more focus on privacy permissions and security. Apple has marketed its privacy protections for years now, which feels ripe for a response from Google.
[Source: XDA Developers]