Google is restricting which applications can see all the other things you have introduced
Google will before long be more specific about which applications on the Play Store can see the entirety of the other applications you have introduced (through XDA-Developers). As Ars Technica calls attention to, your rundown of introduced applications, honest as it appears, can impart to engineers individual characteristics like dating inclinations and political affiliations. So beginning on May fifth, 2021, designers should give an excellent motivation to why Google should allow you to get to information like that.
Android 11 applications that right now demand the “QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES” authorization can see the full rundown of applications you have put away on your gadget. In any case, Google as of late refreshed its Developer Program Policy and now believes that information to be “individual and touchy client information,” confining which applications are permitted to utilize it.
When the change becomes effective in May, applications can possibly utilize the consent if their “center client confronting usefulness or reason, requires expansive perceivability into introduced applications on the client’s gadget.” Examples of applications that will be allowed to keep utilizing this authorization incorporate document directors, programs, and antivirus applications that need the information “for mindfulness or interoperability purposes.” Banking applications, computerized wallet applications, and some other application that includes “monetary exchange usefulness” will get a pass “for security based purposes.”Apps that don’t have a legitimate use case for the consent hazard being taken out from the Google Play Store. All designers who need to keep the authorization in their applications need to finish a presentation structure defending their utilization of it.
On the off chance that you’re stressed that designers could in any case abuse the authorization, Google’s documentation obviously states it will crack down on culpable applications, regardless of whether they’re new to the Play Store or simply updates to existing applications. Google could suspend applications and potentially end designer accounts.