One of the main advantages of Android over other systems is the great possibility of customization, especially for users with root access to their devices. However, this may change with Android 7.0 Nougat.
The practice of freeing root access on smartphones and tablets with the green robot system is extremely popular, especially among more advanced users, but a new security key in Android 7.0 Nougat promises to make the process difficult.
This security check is already available on the system since Android 4.4 KitKat, although it works differently, already in version 6.0 Marshmallow, the device started to send alerts about possible issues in essential system files, and now on Android 7.0 Nougat when checking Once the system has been modified the boot of the device may be interrupted, requiring correction for a normal restart.
The new version of Android would still feature a bug fix system for the automatic repair of unauthorized modifications, making it very difficult to root the devices.
The fact is that in a world where smartphone payments are starting to take off, it is only natural for companies to adopt tighter security systems that stop modifying pre-installed software, because by giving Android root access you will eventually eliminate some these security barriers, making the system more vulnerable.
In any case this limitation is likely to be circumvented by developers, it remains to be seen if Google limits some functions of rooted devices, just as Samsung did by disabling Samsung Pay on rooted devices.
And would you stop giving root access to your device if some functions were limited by Google?
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