Google’s Android operating system is set to give users more detailed choices over what apps can access, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter remains private. That could include photos, contacts or location. An announcement of the change, which would put Android closer in line with Apple Inc.’s iOS, is expected for Google’s developer’s conference in San Francisco this month, one of the people said.
If there’s ever been a use case for ‘finally’, this is it. iOS gains Android features, Android gains iOS features. They pressure each other into becoming better, and we, all, benefit.
The Apples and Googles of this world might rather not have to deal with it, but isn’t competition beautiful?
Given the way OEMs and mobile operators work, no one will get those changes in the foreseeable future.
Security only works when applied to the whole stack.