Android P will Prevent Background Apps from Accessing the Camera

XDA Developer revealed that Android P detects and prevent background app from accessing your camera without even informing them. This feature will be relief for people who were concerned for their privacy. Android P will Prevent Background Apps from Accessing the Camera.

This restriction is incorporated on an app’s User ID that is assigned by android to every app that is installed on the device. User ID is a unique app that do not change as long as the app remains on your device.

Android P will Prevent Background Apps from Accessing the Camera

Now it is ensured that Android P will detect when User ID is idle or when an app is working in the background after some amount of time. Android P will generate error from stopping the app to access camera.

When the camera service detects that a UID is in an idle state, the operating system will generate an error and revoke access to the camera. Subsequent camera requests from the inactive UID will immediately generate an error, preventing the application from gaining camera access until it is active again.

This feature is very good as it will save people against malicious apps that silently recors videos and pictures without even letting people know about it. This is also very good feature for those people who feel shy about front camera.

The major aim of Android P is reportedly ”improving the look of the software” to better appeal to existing iPhone users in hopes that they will make the switch over to platform of Google.

No Doubt, Android P is coming with some extra ordinary features. We have also heard that designers have designed Android P to work with a notch similar to the one on iPhone X.

Also Read: Android P to Support ‘notched’ Displays

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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