Android 12’s Privacy Dashboard is nice, but it ultimately falls short of the privacy controls that Android users deserve.
It’s not unusual for smartphone operating systems to follow in the footsteps of their competitors. That seems to be the case with Android 12, as Google is doubling down on privacy features similar to those Apple already has released for iOS.
While the move to include more features like Android 12’s Privacy Dashboard is good for users and delivers some great additions that iPhone users already get to enjoy, it ultimately fails to deliver the same level of privacy protection. It also fails to address the growing concerns over how apps track and collect user data, by not giving users complete control of which apps can and can’t track them.