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Google has changed plans to support for DNS over HTTPS in Android 13



Google DNS plans Android 13

Google seems to be working on adding native support for another private DNS standard. As per the new information, Google has changed those previous plans and won’t support DNS over HTTPS in Android 13 “Tiramisu”.

However, Google and Qualcomm’s plan to make the Neutral Networks APIs (NNAPI) for Android 13 is still on that improve those Andoird features, which is updateable through Google Play Services.


Benefits of DNS over HTTPS (DoH):

  • It provides more privacy and security to consumers.
  • HTTPS makes encrypting DNS queries more difficult for someone in the center-like someone with can access your web to track or block your DNS access and allow them to redirect your queries and can which sites you’re visiting.

According to Cloudflare, DoH queries are more able to blend in from an external outlook, like HTTPS traffic. Multiple famous DNS resolvers including Google and Cloudflare support both idols. Current versions of macOS and iOS support both standards, while Windows 11 supports DoH. Moreover, the latest version of macOS and iOS both brings support for DoH and DoT.

Google DNS plans Android 13

In February 2020, Mozilla Firefox has started using DNS over HTTPS in the US, and for years Google has been waiting for it. The company hoping to expand DNS over the TLS segment that encrypts DNS invites through another method (acquired back in Android 9 Pie). Several different browsers also support DoH, even it’s not turned on by default.

To be mentioned, DNA over HTTP was expected to arrive as part of  Android 13 but it looks like Google has changed the plans. Meanwhile, it is also hoped that Google could change its mind later and mat enable this feature.

DoT and DoH:

For your information, DoT and DoH are private DNS standards that encrypt communications between the Domain name server and your device. However, both standards DoT and DoH perform the same functions.

Among them, DoH uses TLS (SLS) to encrypt DNS traffic while the DoH uses HTTPS protocol to send questions and solutions rather than instantly over UDP. Further, from a privacy point of view, DoH is controversially preferable. This delivers network administrators slighter visibility but provides users more privacy.

(Via- Android Police)

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