Google has been thinking about more granular permissions control on Android
posted by Michael H. / May 21, 2013, 12:58 AM
At a fireside chat at Google I/O, Google software engineer Dianne Hackborn admitted that the Android team has thought about that exact issue, and has considered changing the permissions model to give users more granular control. This would mean you could pick and choose which permissions to accept and which to deny.
Unfortunately, this is all just a hypothetical possibility, and there are no concrete plans to implement such a system anytime soon. There obviously would be logistical issues with such a system, because while Google may want to give users more control, it also doesn't want to cause instability in apps by blocking certain functionality.
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" while Google may want to give users more control, it also doesn't want to cause instability in apps by blocking certain functionality" I guess its true but I would love to see this in a future
posted on May 21, 2013, 1:15 AM 8
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the first step of implementation: 1) just hide it in the app manager that only a just little more IT educated persons use 2) + some view according to type of permission 3) + unticked option "notify me when an app requires access to this permission" (I would immediately tick that) and every one would be satisfied very easily! and I don't need root at all :) and for the rest the state wouldn't be changed at all
posted on May 21, 2013, 7:36 AM 1
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me too. I will be able to use Facebook app on my phone again if this was enabled. I currently refuse to use Facebook due to the required permissions to allow camera and mic use without your permission required.
posted on May 21, 2013, 12:59 PM 0
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You can do that with Blackberry.
posted on May 21, 2013, 1:38 AM 1
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Well a few years ago the best smartphone was running on a single core, so I should see this possible in a few months LOL Don't really see any technical issues Don't want GPS on? Set off and let the app read as GPS always off Data usage off, set app as " no data connection found" Should be easy for each app
posted on May 21, 2013, 3:09 AM 0
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I think it's a great idea and something I have been missing in Android. It won't harm 99% of the people who will still give the rights and don't care about a thing, but for the power users (who will use it the most) it provides more control of what an app can do or not.
posted on May 21, 2013, 4:00 AM 0
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The problem I see is that many programs may not have the ability to manage a non permission response from OS, I think that Google should give a time to developers adjust their codes before implement this kind of thing
posted on May 21, 2013, 9:11 AM 0
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I’d like to see an OS where the user is asked to deny, grant, revoke, fake… data access for apps, just like cyanogenmod does, networking included. If tizen or Sailfish OS can do this… i will be a fanboy of them, and bye android. It would be nice the option to optionally block apps from accessing: Network (i dont think google is gonna give us this option, as its necessary for their incoming revenue model, ADS) UUID Phone Number Email Contacts Camera Location Microphone Photo, audio, video libraries GPS Identities ETC…
posted on Jul 24, 2013, 9:29 AM 0
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