Leaked Android 12 features hint at iOS-style clipboard and location permissions

Last year, Apple introduced some neat privacy-focused features in iOS 14 such as a notification pop-up when your mic, camera, or clipboard is accessed, and granular location controls.

Now, leaked Android 12 screenshots indicate that Google might bring some of these features to the upcoming version of its mobile OS.. Mishaal Rahman and his team at XDA Developers have got their hands on an unreleased Android 12 version that uncovers plenty of new features, including enhanced privacy controls.

The report noted that the upcoming version will have a “Show clipboard access” toggle in privacy settings. If enabled, it’ll show you a notification indicating that an app is accessing your clipboard. In iOS, the toast notification for clipboard access appears on the top. In Android’s upcoming version, it might appear on top of your keyboard.

Credit: XDA Developers