Android security made more powerful with the upcoming Nougat operating system. Phone security is a major concern these days. People use free security apps to safeguard their Google Android devices. But no need to depend on the third-party app after the update.
Google outlines the measures it is introducing in the Nougat operating system in a Hangout conducted for media and other IT professionals. Here are the complete details of the Android security measures in Nougat.
MediaServer is now more strong
You might be aware of the Stagefright attack that created problems to the Android users last year. With Android Nougat, Google gives only fewer permissions for the attackers who targets media server.
Android Nougat ensures that the device support verified boot or not, and it wouldn’t boot on corrupted phones or it only permits access to safe apps when verified boot fails.
Apps can’t share permissions
Earlier once you grant permissions to any installed app, it can share those permissions to other apps easily without your knowledge. But with Nougat, Google tightened the permission sharing possibility in between apps.
Some apps with device admin permissions earlier creating problem to users while uninstalling them. But now onwards you have not to disable device admin permission to uninstall those apps. They will be treated as normal apps while user thought to remove them from the phone.
No waiting to complete App Optimizing
You may be familiar with the “optimizing the apps” message presented on the screen whenever your applied patch or upgraded to the latest version of the Android operating system to improve phone security.
We have to wait almost five mins to complete the process. Android removed this step with the latest operating system.
Update without disturbing your work
To improve Android security and introduce newer features Google brings latest versions of the OS time to time. Till now once the OTA update downloaded, you need to restart your phone to install the update. But after Nougat, the downloaded update will be installed instantly on an on-device partition and you can continue to your work. When you decided to
But after Nougat, the downloaded update will be installed instantly on an on-device partition and you can continue to your work. When you ready to restart your phone, the pre-installed partition will be cloned to the main ROM to bring the updates in real-time.
Apart from the above-mentioned changes, Google brought few new Android security measures to ensure great workflow for the corporates also. All these changes ensure great Phone security and you no need to completely depend on other free security apps on Google Play store.