This post was last edited by jarose at 2021-1-20 20:27 |
AOSP (Android Open Source Project) code holds the following features of the upcoming Android 12.
The new feature is internally called restricted networking mode. Interestingly, in a post describing the innovation, enthusiasts expressed frustration that the feature did not add the hotly anticipated customizable system-level firewall.
However, this mode may well be useful. If you activate it in the settings, then only those applications that have received special permission CONNECTIVITY_USE_RESTRICTED_NETWORKS will be able to connect to the network. Such permission will only be issued to specific system applications and/or installed by the manufacturer. Thus, in restricted network mode, any applications installed by the user cannot access the Internet.
Usefulness of Android 12
With the popularity of the Google Play Store, it will be quite easy for Android users to update apps. Because updating apps via the Play Store is technically a routine for some users, it feels like updating via the Play Store is even easier than the OTA updates. Google wants to give users an easier option for Android updates. Google launched “Project Mainline” to improve the way Android updates. In Android 12, the operating system update may be easier.
If Google wants to change the way that Android 12 (and future versions) compiles code, it can be adjusted at any time instead of relying on traditional operating system updates. Users don’t have to wait weeks or months for feature improvements or security fixes.