Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ get Galaxy Note 8's App Permission Monitor with latest Oreo beta

When the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hit the marketplace in September, it came with an interesting feature called the App Permission Monitor. With the latter turned on, Note 8 users receive a notification each and every time an app uses a specific permission. And if you have nothing better to do, you can view an app's permission history, along with a list of apps using permissions in the background. The app and the specific permissions used can be viewed.

While this feature is available for the Galaxy Note 8, users of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ are out of luck. Or should we say that they were out of luck. As it turns out, the latest beta version of the Android 8.0 beta brings the App Permission Monitor to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

There are some Android users hoping that the App Permission Monitor makes it to Android as a native feature that more Android users, other than just those running a Samsung Galaxy device, can enjoy.

source: Imgur via Phandroid

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4 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Looks promising

2. iinkmywholebodie

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

A carbon copy of BlackBerry's DTEK app that does the exact same thing plus more.

4. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

What about apps already available in the app store that do the same thing? I don't see how this is tied to any one single OEM. App Permission managers have been available on Android since 1.0.

3. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It is nice that Samsung is making this available in their own UI. However, advanced users of Android who know how app permissions work, know there are apps in the Play Store that offer the exact same functionality. Most average everyday users won't even see or care about this in general. Because such apps are available on the Play Store, then is statement of "users of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ are out of luck", is wrong. Advanced users of Android, don't have to wait for any OEM to bring a feature like this to the UI. There are devs who already offer these with applications.

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