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Juggernaut
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reply to mromero

Re: Android Jellybean 4.2 specs

Yea, I saw that and didn't like the new permissions required. I'll pass on it.
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Snakeoil
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I read a few permissions some of the apps were asking for, and it's kinda "WTH. is going on"

I either didn't pay that much attention to what apps were accessing on the Ipad, or there wasn't a "warning" about what they'd be accessing, like there is with Android.
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Juggernaut
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said by Snakeoil:

I read a few permissions some of the apps were asking for, and it's kinda "WTH. is going on"

A lot of apps require far too liberal permissions for my tastes. Like, why do you need this? Check out Angry Birds, you'll crap a brick!
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thegeek
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a good permissions blocking app is good for this.



Juggernaut
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It is, but I would have to root to use it. I just couldn't be bothered, as I don't use custom ROM's at all. So far.
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thegeek
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Root, and using custom ROMs are different things. You don't need to use a custom ROM to have root. And you don't need to root to install a custom ROM.

There are many great apps that can be used once you have root. A permissions blocker is one.



carpetshark3
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None of those additions are very interesting. What did they do about storage, ease of configuration and battery life?


navyson

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Upper Marlboro, MD

Battery Life?

Many solutions to that. Many phones can be used with an extended battery(I have an extended battery with my Motorola Bionic and my phone does last the entire day) or get a phone such as the Driod Razor Maxx HD with its 3,300mAh battery was good for 18 hours and 51 minutes of talk time



Juggernaut
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That's it? What the heck is running in the background?

My NS goes for 2 and a half days on the stock 1500mAh battery. Wow!
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Hayward
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reply to Snakeoil

said by Snakeoil:

I read a few permissions some of the apps were asking for, and it's kinda "WTH. is going on"

I either didn't pay that much attention to what apps were accessing on the Ipad, or there wasn't a "warning" about what they'd be accessing, like there is with Android.

Well of course not... the last thing Apple wants is for their users to know what nefarious things they and their software are up too.

But you can be sure that apps common to both platforms are doing the same things, just Apple doesn't tell you so you can't decide if you want that or not.

There have been a good number of Android Apps I have chosen not to install or update because of added new permissions for things I don't care about.
For instance an ads support game really needs no permissions beyond net access for the ads, but some have astounding permissions, clearly for data mining.

And to be fair M$ is just as bad about not telling you what software is up too, or potentially enabled to.
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