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Android Central 257: With or without permission

Android 6.0 is now available on Nexus devices, and we've been getting deep inside the release builds to see what's what. And that means fun with runtime permissions! It also means fun with doze, and other fun things. So if you've got questions about what to expect in Android 6.0, you don't want to miss this podcast.

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18 Comments
  • So excited to hit to allow for every goddamn permission pop up. I knew that when we were jumping up and down for this feature when it was announced, it was going to be a case of be careful what you wish for, but if I'm completely off base here please respectfully educate me, BTW great podcast. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • I can see a lot of complaining and dumbfounded people when their apps do not work completely. Maybe I'm also off Base. I guess it's nice to have choices. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • I can see it now, "my twitter app crashes when I open the camera in it". "when I deny a permission in so and so app my phone reboots and optimizes apps". Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Exactly. I have had my Nexus 6 since Tuesday and loving it. Fast and smooth as hell. SD 805 is quite the chip even now. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • It doesn't crash when you deny the permission. You just can't take pictures from the app.
  • Probably just a friendly pop up then I guess. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Ya know, like the early AOL web lol.
  • Thing is, if the apps are written to target Android 6.0 and the new permission model, that can't happen. If you deny a permission, the next time you try to use something that needs that permission you'll be prompted to approve it again. You can complain about the permission popping up for sure, but you won't ever have an app that just doesn't work.
  • Yeah, l thought that might be the case. Good to hear. Might not be so bad then. Thanks for the info. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • Thank you for the clarification. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Greeeeeeaaat podcast guys!!!! Dam It's Feels Good To Be A Google Gangster
  • Facebook app HATES to DOZE. uninstalled Posted via the Android Central App
  • Facebook just loves to play by its own rules. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I feel exactly the same way about fingerprint scanners as Jerry. If someone manages to get hold of my passwords, that sucks, but I can change them and hopefully the damage will be minimal. If someone gets hold of my fingerprints, what am I supposed to do? Get new fingers?... Store all my money under my mattress, and go off grid, I guess. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You really think someone is going to get ahold of your fingerprints? Yes, I know it's POSSIBLE, but you think someone is actually going to do it? Are you a high-powered company executive, a senator, or a spy? Does anyone really care enough about what's on your phone to go through that trouble?
  • The android developer backstage podcast episode 33 is all about the new marshmallow permission model by the people who designed it. Short answer, twitter is doing it wrong.
  • Is that the limited-edition Marshmallow figurine in the photo? Nice... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah Posted via the Android Central App