Android 12 could copy some privacy features from iOS 14.
Privacy has become one of the most valuable weapons of every user. To ensure that our privacy is secured the systems we use must-have tools that allow us to protect ourselves against large companies that profit from our information.
iOS 14 brought new features on privacy issues such as privacy details per application in the App Store that begins to be put in place. Other more user-level features such as the appearance of orange and green dots at the top of the screen was a way to know that you are having access to the camera or microphone. Some of these features, like the latter, could be seen in Android 12 in the coming weeks when it officially launches.
iOS 14 privacy tools copied to Android 12
Some of the features of Google’s next operating system Android 12 have been leaked. This information comes from an alleged draft of a Google document in which the new features of what will be the next Android update are reflected.
However, none of these new features has been corroborated by Google, but they assure that the screenshots with which they accredit this information come from an official document and can be given a high degree of credibility.
Among these new features associated with improving user privacy are camera and microphone usage indicators. This allows the user to know if there is any app using any of this information and if you click on them, know which app is using it. If you look closer to this possible new feature in Android 12, there is no doubt that it has many aspects in common with the same feature integrated into iOS 14.
While some media are calling this feature full-fledged plagiarism, other new privacy-related features that are not available in iOS are on the horizon. Android 12 will allow removing camera and microphone access to all apps at once. This cannot be done on iPadOS or iOS as you have to define permissions on an app-by-app basis.
There are many other new features and design changes that too many resemble some places in iOS 14. However, Apple has already said on more than one occasion that they are not bothered by copying features about privacy improvements.