"Users will be able to control apps' access to the Photos and Videos or the Audio collections via new runtime permissions", the post explains.
Although researchers believed that the titles were legitimate, they said they thought the devs were "scammed" into using a "malicious SDK, unaware of its content, leading to the fact that this campaign was not targeting a specific country or developed by the same developer".
Further privacy controls extend to limiting the app's access to the device's serial number, IMEI and other identification aspects. As part of the project, the first major change that we see in the beta version is more control on how apps get access to the location of the device.
Apart from files, Android Q will also prevent apps from running in the background from automatically opening in the foreground.
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To do that, head to Settings Network & internet WiFi and click on the connection name you want to share. For example, Google Chrome's display panel might have connectivity settings like Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi and data.
Also included with Android Q is improved Wi-Fi performance, better support for foldable smartphones, streamlined biometric authentication, and more.
Android Q's desktop mode is clearly a work-in-progress but it's nonetheless an interesting development. The handsets supported are Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL along with the official Android emulator. Android Q also improves depth maps for cameras that support it. The information requested can be used to apply special blurs and bokeh effects to images. "You can even use the data to create 3D images or support AR photography use-cases in the future". This aids in providing high-quality video content and reduced bandwidth.
There's also a host of other less visible under-the-hood updates to Android Q including a new settings panel that can be activated from within certain apps. Google is offering a system image of Android Q that you can flash onto your device if you're comfortable doing stuff like that, or you can sign up for the Android Beta Program and have updates pushed to you over the air. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details on the matter.