A recent study conducted by University of British in Columbia shows out of five Android users four would like to have the ability to reject the permissions for a certain functions to phone applications where they are executed. Those very simple statements exist as Android’s problem, and one of its biggest competitors already solve the issue.
A total of eighty percent of respondents (users) surveyed want to decide what can or can’t happen with its data and sensors on their individual smartphone. Why this is important? Having the ability to block certain permissions allows users to limit what the application may do during its running process.
With that problem, the latest release of version of android, Google added a twist mixing it on Android Marshmallow 6.0. And this update will soon roll out to all handset capable round the globe.
Apart from Nexus range of devices all under Google’s control, the update will requires complicity of the handset manufacturer and mobile networks before it will be processed. That might be a slow process and Google’s partners have financial incentive to provide that is free over the air updates.
Google’s regular update of its Android install shows that 7 percent of devices that are accessing Google Play store are running a variation of Marshmallow and over 99 percent running older versions which do not qualify to the features that they want.
Compare to Apple’s updates on iOS. If we look at its adoption rate of iOS 9 over a same period to Android’s availability starting November 2015, iOS 9 reached 75 percent on its entire device accessing Apple App Store. Apple out updated Android by two orders of magnitude and iOS previously offers granular authorization on an ad-hoc basis.