According to a report published by Bloomberg, Google is supposedly working on introducing the ability for users to manage specific app permissions on their devices. The company will provide the Android users to choose what device information can be used by an application. Users will be able to select their preference before downloading the app from Google Play.
Google’s Android OS is being made more safe and secure for the users and with this latest development, it is set to give much more control over user privacy and information sharing.
Now-a-days, many apps require users to give permission before it access photos and other content in the device, with the entry of this control, users will be able to decide in advance on what info they want to share with the app and what not. We expect this announcement to be made at the Google I/O 2015, which will be held in San Francisco.
The company took the first step towards this feature in the year 2014 itself, when it made app permissions more clear to the users with an update to Google Play. If this report stands true, then in the future users will have much more control over the app permissions. However, It stays unclear that how application developers are going to work out these changes, as lack of permissions can result in malfunctioning of their app.