I am new to purchasing / downloading droid apps. When I select install on a free app, it tells me the application has access to the network communication and phone calls (read phone state and identity). What does this actually mean? Will the programmer has access to my phone directory?? Is this normal for the free apps?
I am very familiar with downloading apps from Apple and I have never been asked anything like this when downloading apps from them.
Any information that could be shared would be appreciated!!