glu mobile hidden permission
I usually don't download games by Glu due to excessive permissions asked by that company.
Today I found a game by Glu that had reasonable permissions (blood and glory legend) so I went ahead and download it.
While I was downloading the game I went to the the page of the game on a desktop computer in the google play store normal web page (not through the google play app on my tablet) and there I saw under the permissions tab, under:
control system backup and restore
Allows the app to control the system's backup and restore mechanism. Not for use by normal apps.
No matter how much I looked for this permission I couldn't find it on the app version of google play.
Here are some of the games that have this permission
Contract Killer: Zombies 2
Eternity Warriors 2
Blood & Glory Legend
Contract Killer 2
I compared between the app version to desktop version of the google play store and in all these games didn't have the above permission present in the app version of google play and i guess there are more game like them.
in conclusion this is really annoying. I'm not the kind of person to ban a game company, but be cautious when downloading from Glu and check the permissions in the app version and the desktop version of the google play store.