Lately, Google has taken steps to cease third-social gathering functions within the background from discovering your location. As soon as an app is closed, dwell location knowledge could also be closely throttled or stopped altogether. Whereas this may sometimes seem to be a win for personal privacy and battery life, many apps do not use background location knowledge for critical functions (like Cerberus or numerous well-being instruments). In response to XDA Builders, Android Q may introduce brand new permission that brings full background location entry again.
Brand new permission is known as “android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION” has been present in a leaked Android Q construct, with the outline “The app will at all times have entry to the placement, even while you’re not utilizing the app.” App builders will have the ability to use this permission to revive Android’s earlier background habits.
It is good to see Google deal with the complaints of numerous builders in a manner that (seemingly) would not sacrifice consumer safety. This additionally follows a more prominent pattern we see with Android Q, and the place background companies are being restricted to permissions, like entry to clipboard knowledge.