Google Could Soon Offer Android Users iOS-Like Privacy Controls

Google is apparently working on a way to give Android smartphone users more control over what information applications installed on their devices have access to.
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According to a Bloomberg report, Android OS will offer users more detailed choices over what apps can access such as photos, contacts, location, etc.
The new feature, which is expected to be announced at Google’s developer conference later this month, is similar to what Apple has offered on iOS for quite some time now.
Following privacy scares last year, Google changed the way it informed people about what information an app had access to, and now displays all the information before users install an app.
With the addition of such a control, Google hopes that it is able to attract more privacy-minded users who’re increasingly moving towards making their smartphones their primary devices for Internet access.
Further, the move will also deter developers from gathering user data that may not be required for the services they’re offering, improving the overall security of the Android platform.Pressure from certain governments, especially the EU, too could be factored in as a reason for Google to offer better privacy controls to users. From a sales perspective, Android market share in the 5 largest European markets dropped to 69% in Q1 of 2015 from 72% a year earlier.
Pressure from certain governments, especially the EU, too could be factored in as a reason for Google to offer better privacy controls to users. From a sales perspective, Android market share in the 5 largest European markets dropped to 69% in Q1 of 2015 from 72% a year earlier.

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