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How Android P prevents apps from accessing your call log

How Android P prevents apps from accessing your call log

The Android P Developer Preview 3 is already a reality, and we’ve told you. It is a version that incorporates the final APIs, and that comes with small improvements . Recall that later this month will come another version, the DP4, so it is normal that the changes that have been this time are minor.

Not for that reason, they cease to be important, and that is Google is still taking the issue of privacy very seriously , something that has just been demonstrated with the Developer Preview 3 of Android P. Today, we tell you how Android P prevents apps from accessing your call log , a topic that worried many users.

This is how Android P manages call permissions

How Android P prevents apps from accessing your call log

How Android P prevents apps from accessing your call log

The main problem we had previously, is that if the applications could access the telephone permission, they could automatically access the call log . Something that did not make much sense, and that could compromise the security of our phones. This has changed with the third Android Developer Preview, P, which separates the call log from the phone’s own permission.

Now, they are two independent categories , so we can prevent applications from accessing our call log, even if they have the telephone permission. Undoubtedly, a great idea, that will welcome with open arms lovers of privacy.

The change works regardless of the API level that developers use , so applications with older APIs will not be able to access your call log, Google has done well . As you can see, it is a small novelty that makes Android P a better system, which still has a lot of room for improvement, but which is still on the right track.

And to you, what do you think of this small change that Google has made?

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