Google considering Android alternative to Apple's anti-tracking feature
Google's anti-tracking feature for Android will be less stringent
People with direct knowledge of the matter have told Bloomberg that Google is discussing ways to limit data collection and cross-app tracking within Android as part of a wider shift towards user privacy.
The search giant is looking to balance demands from privacy-conscious consumers with the financial interests of advertisers and developers around the world, though, so its feature will be “less strict” than Apple’s.
Google is now gathering input from parties that could be impacted by the feature, although it likely won’t include an opt-in prompt like Apple’s App Tracking Transparency alternative.
The Android feature is still in the early stages and, therefore, there’s no guarantee as to if or when it will be added to the operating system. In response to the report, a Google spokesperson said the following: