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 brings up, your rundown of introduced applications, honest as it appears, can convey to designers individual qualities like dating inclinations and political affiliations. So beginning on May fifth, 2021, engineers should give an awesome motivation to why Google should allow you to get to information like that.
Android 11 applications that presently demand the “QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES” consent 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 delicate client information,” confining which applications are permitted to utilize it.
When the change goes live in May, applications can possibly utilize the consent if their “core user facing functionality or purpose, requires broad visibility into installed apps on the user’s device.” Examples of applications that will be allowed to keep utilizing this authorization incorporate record administrators, programs, and antivirus applications that need the information “for awareness or interoperability purposes.” Banking applications, advanced wallet applications, and some other application that includes “financial transaction functionality” will get a pass “for security based purposes.”
Applications that don’t have a reasonable use case for the authorization hazard being taken out from the Google Play Store. All engineers who need to keep the authorization in their applications need to finish an affirmation structure supporting their utilization of it.
On the off chance that you’re concerned that engineers could in any case abuse the authorization, Google’s documentation unmistakably 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 perhaps end designer accounts.