We all love our apps, and with more than 800,000 available in the Play Store, there are plenty to choose from. Â But some things about them still bug us users. App Permissions.
During the Google I/O Fireside Android Chat,Â Android Framework Engineer Dianne Hackborn said about the idea of optional app permissions;
“There have certainly been a lot of thoughts put into this. There’s nothing that we can commit to doing right now, but we’re definitely thinking about this.”
Dianne Hackborn was hesitant to say that any changes wereÂ definitelyÂ coming to the app permission system, but did confirm that Google are looking into the possibility of adding the highly requested feature.
With most smartphone users these days being very much aware of just how much information marketing and Ad companies are trying to mine from their devices, users are looking for ways to prevent them, and disabling certain app permissions will certainly help.