Apps in Android M only ask permission for things when they need it

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One of the rumored features of Android M was more control over app permissions, and now it has come true. Google has formally announced that Android M will allow users to have much more control over which permissions apps need.

In Android M you’ll no longer see the app permissions displayed in the Play Store. Instead you’ll see apps request permissions for things as they need them. For example, if an app wants to use your camera for the first time a pop-up will ask for your permission. You’ll also be able to adjust the permissions after the fact in the settings.

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This is a big change in the way apps will be able to get permission to do things. If an app is trying to use your location and you don’t want it to you’ll easily be able to see when it tries, and then you can reject it. How do you feel about these new features?

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