• Android P May Not Let Idle Apps Access Your Phone's Camera

    9 monthes ago - By Ubergizmo

    The next major Android platform update is currently referred to as “Android P” since the dessert name hasn't been revealed as yet, Google hasn't even detailed Android P officially but that could happen in the not too distant future. However, given the open source nature of Android, some hints about the features this version of Android will offer have surfaced. The latest suggests that Android P will improve security by not allowing idle apps to access your device's camera.
    An Android Open Source Project commit has been spotted with the new rule-sets in Android P preventing apps idling in...
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  • Android P To Block Idle Apps' Camera Access, Boost Privacy

    Android P To Block Idle Apps' Camera Access, Boost Privacy

    9 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Android P will natively block idle apps from accessing the camera of one's device in a bid to boost the overall security of the operating system, XDA Developers reports, citing a recent commit discovered in the main repository of the Android Open Source Project. The new limitation will be enforced by targeting User IDs of individual apps that are already used by earlier versions of the operating system as part of its battery-saving Doze mode. Whenever a UID is identified as “idling,” i.e. running in the background after not being actively used for a while, Android P will restrict its...
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