"Our new Contact Scopes feature is now available in the Alpha channel. It provides a way to avoid granting the Contacts permission for apps requiring it. It's similar to our Storage Scopes feature replacing needing any of the media/storage permissions."
"We published experimental support for the Pixel 7a within 2 days of it launching. Experimental tag was dropped shortly after on May 14th. This is the first production release supporting and will hopefully make it to stable channel, as long as nothing is wrong with Contact Scopes."
"We also plan to replace the need to grant the Camera and Microphone permissions. Our Sensors permission already largely avoids compatibility issues to the extent possible since zeroed data is returned. Network permission similarly pretends that the network is down when revoked."
"There's already a standard Mock Location feature and we'll be providing a non-developer interface for using it along with providing similar built-in functionality for Camera and Microphone. We'd also like to split the Camera permission for front and rear cameras. Steady progress."