Android P feature spotlight: Google confirms idle apps can’t access microphone or camera
Last month, a series of AOSP commits revealed that the next release of Android would block apps in the background from using the camera or microphone. It’s a bit surprising that this feature didn’t already exist, but recent privacy concerns (like the theory about Facebook listening to users) may have pushed Google to implement it.
As expected, the feature is officially part of Android P; idle applications can now longer access the microphone, camera, or device sensors.
Android P feature spotlight: Google confirms idle apps can’t access microphone or camera was written by the awesome team at Android Police.