Google is making some minor changes to how its devices are protected by its Android OS, but they aren’t making any major changes to the way the company is making money.
A new blog post published on Tuesday by Android security engineer Chris Soghoian says that the changes are meant to prevent developers from modifying the security model that’s designed to ensure that their apps can’t be modified to steal the personal information of other people.
In the blog post, Soghin also said that developers are still allowed to modify the design of the OS so that it makes it easier to steal data.
The change is expected to make the devices less secure and to make it more difficult for anyone to hack a device’s security.
The move was first spotted by security expert David Talbot, who noted that the new design of Android devices will likely be made easier to exploit by the time the Android OS 5.0 Marshmallow (Android 5.1 was released in March) ships later this year.
This will likely mean that some of the best security features that the devices have come to rely on for the past several years won’t be there anymore.
It’s possible that many of the features that are now considered important for security and privacy in the Android operating system will be removed in Marshmallow.
That’s because the new Android OS is designed to be the most secure version of Android ever made.
But some of these features may have been added to the OS to make them easier to work around in the future, making them less useful for security.
This isn’t the first time that Google has made major changes in the way its devices and applications are secured.
The company last year made changes to its encryption for the devices and apps it owns and uses, which were supposed to make device and application data less easily accessible to hackers.
Soghioian said in the blog that the change was meant to make apps and other software more secure by reducing the amount of data that can be accessed and stored by the devices.
The changes are a part of a broader change that Google is doing to make its Android operating systems more secure, he said.
The blog post is available here.
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