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Android users to get increased app permission control

Android users could soon pick and choose what permissions it grants to downloaded apps.

A report from Bloomberg has suggested that Android users might soon be able to deny apps permission to read certain information, such as their contacts list and location, if it is not strictly needed for the app to function.

Services such as Google Maps would obviously still need to be able to keep tabs on your location, but it could be possible for you to block it from seeing your messages as that isn’t required for the app to work.

This is one of the developments expected to be revealed at Google I/O, which will kick off in just under three weeks. Follow our live updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

You can also see what we expect for the future of Android by picking up the latest copy of Android magazine, available in stores and online now.