Google planning to provide Android users more control over privacy


Sources say that Google is planning to give users more control over privacy on their Android phones. They will be able to determine what sort of information a particular application can access.

The sources who asked not to be named stated that Google will offer users more detailed choices on what apps can access. Google is expected to make the announcement during their I/O conference later this month on May 28th and 29th in San Francisco.

Last year Google took steps to simplify how people are informed about what an app is accessing and as a result users can make an informed decision on whether to download the application or not. The new settings will allows users to further decide themselves on what the app should be able to access. This would allow users to prevent apps from accessing unnecessary information that they wish to keep private.


Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma