Anticipated Android update promises better privacy

The upcoming latest version of Google Android is anticipated to put user privacy at the forefront, offering in depth options for personal data access by applications, including photos, contacts, and location data, online news sources report. Previously, such fine tuned options have only been available for developer use.

After its bid to encrypt its mobile devices in the wake of Snowden's NSA revelations, Google has received heavy criticism from federal agencies. The company has confirmed that such encryption will be limited only to its own brand of Nexus devices.

The yet to be officially announced update follows similar security features that Apple added to its iOS settings over two years ago.