Android M to include more privacy controls for users



Privacy has been a great issue among Android users. According to Bloomberg, Google is reportedly looking to give users more granular control over app permissions.

According to Bloomberg the new operating system, set to debut at Google I/O 2015, will let users pick and choose what information is shared with certain applications, including photos, contacts, and location. This is an evolution in Google's walk to bring more privacy and peace of mind to its users. That means you’ll be able to set if an app—Facebook, for example—can access information such as photos, contacts and location.

It’s unclear how the new features will affect the functionality of an app, because few permissions are necessary for some apps and if those permissions are not granted, apps might not work the way they suppose to work. This new option  will presumably cause some strife among Google and developers, who feed off that information.


We’re expecting to hear more about Android M at Google I/O, which kicks off on May 28.