Android Q Beta 5: an error allows apps to access the location without limit


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The beta 5 of Android Q is already available for the Google Pixel phones. And after the pause because of the numerous problems, it seems that everything has returned to normal. But there are many users who are reporting a major failure in the privacy section. According to the latest information, the applications have unrestricted access to the location at all times.

The access to the location of each phone is one of the most constant permissions that applications usually ask for when starting them for the first time. Undoubtedly, one of the features that most violate the privacy of users and that usually are usually disabled. Well, this is precisely what is happening with Android Q Beta 5. We tell you all the details.

Android Q Beta 5 keeps the location in the background

AndroidPolice has discovered a new error in the latest beta of Android Q. This is the constant activation of the location in the background in some apps that normally have restricted access at first. That is, some applications continuously maintain the active location without the user having allowed it.

Actually, this error only affects the applications to which we have allowed the location “while in use”. This is the case for a lot of apps, so you might want to verify your location permissions if you’ve updated to this build.

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For the moment, Google has not wanted to rule on this error, but everything seems to indicate that the Android team is already working to correct it as quickly as possible. If you are one of the users who have downloaded Android Q Beta 5, it is best to check the location permissions in all applications.

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