Samsung Rolls Out Android 12 Privacy To Galaxy S21 Series

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Smartphone gaints, Samsung has overhauled the user interface of its Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra devices to bring Android 12 privacy and security features to its users.

The UI 4, which Samsung announced this week, would offer a privacy dashboard that lets people see how often apps request to use their data.

It also alerts them when an app is using the smartphone’s camera or microphone.

A user could block apps from collecting data or accessing the smartphone’s resources directly From the UI 4 dashboard.

It also lets people set whether an app can track their exact location or an approximation.

With One UI 4, people can view their permissions history over the last seven days.

The feature expands on the 24-hour permissions viewing that comes with Android 12.

Samsung One UI 4 privacy dashboard showing how many apps are requesting data Samsung’s One UI 4 brings the Android 12 privacy dashboard to the Galaxy S21 smartphone series.

“The new features are providing additional layers of protection that didn’t exist before,” said Nabilla Popal, an analyst at IDC.

“Although it won’t particularly rocket enterprise sales, it is definitely a welcome addition addressing a key [security and privacy] concern.”

Samsung also plans to use One UI 4 to customize Android 12 for all its smartphones and tablets, not just the Galaxy S21 series.

Later this year, it will roll out the software to the Galaxy A, Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series.

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