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Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Telecom, Wireless |

Android Application Permission Control Feature – AppOps

Android Application Permission Control Feature – AppOps

Android has the application permission system available when new application is installed. User has to accept all the permissions that app requests and then installation proceeds.   There are chances that application might be using all the permissions OR may not be using OR user may not want that app to use some specific permissions. With the new versions of Android, Google is increasing the security aspects of Android. In Android version 4.3 and 4.4, Google introduced AppOps application permission manager functionality, service which enables lot of application permission options during run time. AppOps functionality allow user to configure the control over data access, locations, call log, Send/Receive SMS and MMS, read/Write contacts, camera etc. But Google removed AppOps from android 4.4.2 because Google claims that AppOps was not for end user but for development. There could be many more reasons behind from business point of view also. The AppOps manager is a hidden service which gets enabled with root access. This service has multiple options to configure for applications....

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Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Wireless | 0 comments

Android Multi User Feature

Android Multi User Feature

Tablets are being used by multiple users at home and business premises. There is a need to provide privacy and control over the content of application, data usage, purchasing capability offered by many in-application items. Android Jelly Bean 4.3 release from Google has the support for multi user for tablet devices to address this requirement. Multiple users can use the same device and run applications and secure their private data. Multi user feature in Android came in two stages, ‘Multi user’ creation in android version 4.2 and ‘Restricted Profile’ creation in Android version 4.3. Primary account or owner setup is done the very first time when the new device boots from just out of the box. The owner of the device creates multiple users of the device and each user profile will have isolated and secure space with its local storage area. Owner controls the user by enabling/disabling the installed applications for a profile and thus the owner can setup separate environments for each profile.  Essentially, Android 4.3 supports...

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