Android Q steps up the fight against malwares

Tech News   |   03/16/2019 - 2:04pm   |   by A.Rider   |   37
16. march Android Q steps up the fight against malwares

One of the bigger developer-facing changes we've spotted in Android Q... a mild deprecation of the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission which controls overlays. (Think Facebook's chat heads or those Pokémon Go stats apps and you should get the idea.) Sideloaded apps on Android Q will see that permission revoked after 30 seconds, Play Store apps on Q will see it revoked on reboot, and the permission is being taken away entirely on the "Go" version of Android Q.

Technically, that's "Android Q (Go edition)" — brackets and all, I'm not kidding — but it's a ridiculous name and I won't use it. Whatever you want to call it, though, it won't support using the SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW permission. In addition to security concerns, which we'll touch on later, overlays kill performance on low-end devices like those running Android Go.

Read the full article at: Android Police

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