The latest Android 12 smartphone system made a huge noise after it was announced in the recently concluded Google I/O event. Some rumors and speculations even claimed that this new software is the search engine giant's biggest visual update to date. 

Android 12's Privacy Features are Similar to iOS: Here's What Google Offers That Apple Don't
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However, Google hasn't revealed the exact public release of the new Android 12 software.

Although this is the case, some rumors provided possible details about the official launch date of the new Google smartphone system. 

They said that it could arrive around August or September since the previous Android 11 was also released during those months, specifically back on Sept. 8, 2020.

Going back, here are Android 12's privacy features that are considered similar to iOS security capabilities. 

Android 12's iOS-Like Privacy Features

According to Vox's latest report, there are several privacy features of the new Android 12 that are quite similar to the ones offered by iOS. To give you more idea, here are some of them: 

Android 12's Privacy Features are Similar to iOS: Here's What Google Offers That Apple Don't
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  • The new Android 12 offers visual indicators when cameras or microphones are activated. This is also offered on iOS. These indicators are great security features for those people who don't want their apps to watch and listen to them without consent. 
  • Aside from this, Google's new smartphone system also offers an option that allows users to give their apps access to their approximate location. This privacy capability is also offered by iPhone, allowing iOS users to easily use Uber and other similar apps. 
  • Android 12 now offers app user data usage data on its clipboards. This means that Google's new software will notify you if your clipboard is being accessed.  

What Google Offers That Apple Don't 

Although there are lots of similarities between Android 12 and iOS, the search engine giant still announced some features, during the previous Google I/O event, it offers that Apple doesn't. 

One of these is the new privacy dashboard. This feature allows you to identify which apps are being accessed. On the other hand, it can also tell which applications are provided with user permissions. 

Since Android 12 offers many advanced system capabilities, many users want to use it earlier. But, you still need to wait until it is globally available.

CNET previously reported that the new Android 12 is expected to arrive first on Google Pixel 3. The search engine giant also confirmed that its new software will soon be available in other models. 

For more news updates about Android 12 and other Google systems, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.  

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