Google’s I/O 2019 wrapped up last night at the Shoreline Amphitheatre after running for 3 days. However, Google already announced all the important features coming this year from the company at its keynote.
At the Google I/O keynote, Google announced Android Q, Google Pixel 3a and Google Home Nest products. But we can say that this year’s Google I/O was all about security and privacy.
Right from the outset, Google talked about how they are improving the security and privacy of all of their products. This includes Google Search, YouTube as well as Google Maps. Along with that, privacy features for Google Chrome were also announced.
Now, we will also tell you everything you need to know about the security features announced by Google in Android Q. As you might be aware, Google announced Android Q Beta 3 for 21 devices including all the Pixel devices. Apart from Pixel devices, Google also announced Android Q Beta 3 for OnePlus, Realme, Tecno, Huawei and Oppo devices.
Talking about the privacy features in Android Q, Google has announced Scoped Storage. This is a feature which gives users to control files and it does not let apps access sensitive user or app data.
Apart from that, Android Q will also restrict app launches from the background. This means that you will no longer see random apps coming to the front all of a sudden.
Android Q will also limit access to non-resettable device identifiers. This means that apps will not be able to access identifiers such as IMEI, serial number and other important details.
Also, you will now have random MAC address every time your device connects to a new WiFi network so that your device cannot be tracked.
In terms of security, Google has also added support for TLS 1.3 in Android Q. TLS is a standard for enhanced security and performance.