Google continues to improve Android version after version, and this year will be different. In Android 11, we have seen all kinds of improvements, some to eye level, while others are more focused on the small details.
Privacy and security are key aspects in the experience of use of the devices. Google already talked about some of these features, but now have wished to detail to fund all the aspects in which Android 11 improvement.
All the improvements of privacy and security on Android
Permissions a single use: One of the greatest innovations of Android 11 is the possibility of giving permission to the location or the camera only once. This change is great because it is possible for an application to ask us permission to a resource that can be abused in the future. With the permissions of a single use this is just, because if you want to use a function once, you can simply give the permission for a single use.
Location in the background: In the same way that an application can abuse the permissions, the location is sometimes a resource that an application can use to spy on our location. Thanks to this permission, the application can only access the location when it is open.
Auto-revocation of permissions: Google claims that most users download an average of 60 apps on their mobile, but only use one-third (20 on average). When an application takes not used for a long time, you will lose access to the permissions (you can grant once the back to open).
The APIs of data access auditing: Developers will be able to access tools more transparent about the information of the user that they are accessing.
Specific storage: This feature came to Android-10 as an option, and on Android 11 will be mandatory. This function requires only applications can access files that are in a particular domain. Before, an application that has access to the storage of your mobile phone could access all the resources of the same, while that from now on only be able to access your folder.
System updates from Google Play: From Android 10, Google introduced a system of updates that would improve some of the aspects of our mobile through the updates of the Google Play Store. In Android 11 there are even more modules updatable from the Play Store, making the system less dependent on the manufacturers.
Biometric identification: At the time of access to private data, developers will be able to establish criteria of safety. For example, imagine that the level of facial recognition on your phone has a confidence level of 65. If the developer establishes that in order to access the app from your bank you need a system whose security will reach 70 points, then the facial recognition will be considered unsafe and will not work for that application, but for applications that require a high level of biometric security that are less demanding.
Identity credentials: These credentials will allow us to carry the driving licence or the ID card in our mobile phone with maximum security.
If you want to know them thoroughly, Google has posted a video of 15 minutes (in English) in which they speak more to the background of all these security and privacy features that we recommend if you have great interest in the matter.
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