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Android UI Design by Jessica Thornsby

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Android devices do a lot—from snapping photos and recording videos, to providing directions, posting to social media, and sending SMS messages. This means your typical Android device has access to huge amounts of sensitive information.

The good news is that Android does a lot to help keep this information secure. The platform is based on a privilege-separated system where apps run separately from one another and from the system, in a limited-access sandbox. This restricts the data and features each app has access to. By default, no Android app has permission to perform any operation that could adversely affect the operating system, the user, or other applications, which helps prevent malicious apps from corrupting data or ...

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