Thank you very much for the quick and excellent reply. This thread (and you) are just great.
I do have 2 browsers installed in addition to the standard one and have not had unexpected popups. I am probably too careful about privacy but not familiar with android I hate not knowing what is perhaps happening without my having any clue.
About the browsers, I've read that they do "call home". Boat browser is said to send data to 友盟-专业的移动开发者服务平台 | 移动应用统计 | Android统计 | iPhone统计 | WindowsPhone统计
. Dolphin records everything and sends it out, etc. Not that I am doing anything secret but that kind of stuff should not be allowed without explicit permission.
I hear your advice about reading the permissions every time one updates an app, but apps are now updated so often that it takes a better man than me to really do that every time.......!
Thanks for this thread.