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Android P will prevent malicious apps from accessing your camera

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Google adds screenshot-editing tools to its Android app

Android P Prevent Mic Access

A number of popular apps have already been upgraded to support Google Pay, including Airbnb, HungryHouse and Fandango, with more coming soon. However, just like in Android Pay, the new app enables "card and payment information" to be stored in Google Pay across an array of apps and websites. Last year, Google introduced a ton of new security features with Android 8.0 Oreo created to prevent unauthorized access to apps. The country's banking landscape is a little different to numerous territories that now have access to Android Pay, and so it needed a different approach. The company has now started rolling out its new Pay app for Android devices. It may stick around "for a few months", which is how long Google reckons it will take to fold P2P payments into Google Pay.

What has been added is a second tab in the Android app which will split your payment, loyalty and gift cards, from your recent activity, offers and balances.

According to Google, Tez has handled 140 million transactions in its first ten weeks and has more than 525,000 businesses signed on to accept payments.

XDA Developers are known for their inquisitiveness and their curiosity has led to the discovery of a new feature in Android P much before its commercial release. Google Pay can be used for transit in locations like Portland, London, and Kiev.

Android P Prevent Mic Access AOSP commit
Google Pay's big global rollout begins

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If you look at the Google Pay app right now, you will notice it is very similar to Android Pay except the design changed. Hopefully, Android P will make this system better - when app permissions are usually a one-time deal and you can't do anything to prevent that app from abusing said permission. And, if such apps attempt to embark on the camera, the Android P would be powerful enough to shut it off and display an error message to the user.

Currently, the Google Reply Beta app can only suggest a reply to some of the conditions like when you are in a vehicle, biking or running. The one app for every service allows you to not have to worry about making sure you have all of the information you need on each app.

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