Google: Android guest mode in the works
Google could be looking to add enhanced privacy features and even the ability to login as a guest to your phone in future versions of Android.
In an interview at the D11 conference organised by The Wall Street Journal in California, Sundar Pichai, head of Android and Chrome at Google said that the company was looking at ways of bringing Chrome-like privacy to Android.
"When we did Chrome, we invested in incognito mode. Now you can do that on the phone [through the Chrome app]," Pichai said.
"You're completely not signed-in, and we don't know anything about you. We do want more things like that, though. From a security, child safety, etc standpoint. Chrome OS lets you be a guest user. We're working on things like that on Android."
The news will be welcomed by many who worry that Google is harvesting too much information about how they use their phones, but also other information like where they go, who they call, or what they do with the powerful gadget in their pocket.
Pichai didn't go as far as saying if, or when, the features could be added. We will keep you posted.