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Discussion in 'Android Smart Phones' started by Mdroidx, Mar 13, 2011.

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    Hello everyone im new to this whole anadroid stuff..my biggest concern is that why does "most" applications need to grant permission to certain things on our phone? I don't get it! I would appreciate it if someone could inform me please, thaanks!

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    Depends what the app does. I'm not saying that some apps seem to require extra info. Some apps require your location so GPS is necessary, contacts would be needed in a friends social app.

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    Should I be worry about those apps and the apps creater having certain access to my personal info??!

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    In general, no, but it's always smart to pay attention. Reputable apps from reputable devs are usually always completely OK. If it seems questionable, it probably is.
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    @LtKen thankyou for the reply...but since im new to this whole apps and Droid stuff can you explain to me what "Reputable" are??

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    Different people have different reputations, but I would describe reputable as any combination of the following:

    1) Recommended by a popular blog or webpage (Lifehacker, Gizmodo, CNet Reviews)
    2) Recommended by users here, especially if they are Mods, have been around for a little while, or have many recommendations by users here
    3) Have corporate backing or other known sources of funding (a website can say a lot about a dev)
    4) Have many (1000+) high reviews on the market

    If you have any concerns over any specific app, feel free to ask us.

    Dont stress too much about malware, just dont download willy nilly.
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    Ok thankyou that's a very big help considering im a newbie! I will start looking out for all of the pervious recommendations that you explained to me..are you familiar with the app called "widgetsoid2.x" if so, is it a good app and trusted??

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