Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Location Permissions in Android 11 Mimic Those in iOS

Dieter Bohn previewed the Android 11 beta for the Verge and I wanted to highlight one new thing:

Android 11 also follows a trend Apple started last year: one-time permission. Now, when an app asks for location information, the only three options that get buttons are “while using the app,” “only this time,” and “deny.” The one-time use option is new and much-appreciated. If an app wants to get permanent background permission, it has to deep-link you into its location permissions inside Android’s settings. Google seems to be discouraging that kind of use.

I wonder if Tile will add Google to that lawsuit they filed against Apple for, in part, introducing these kind of privacy-focused location permissions.