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  1. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    Hi All,

    I heard that within the open source structure of Android that apps are not scrutinized for safe secure use like Apple's apps are. Is this true? Almost every app I use within Android I used at Apple but there are a few that are Android only that I'm unsure of.

    Here are the apps I've downloaded at Google Play, what is your opinion? Safe or delete immediately?

    Adobe flash player 11
    SoundHound pro
    Chrome
    Disable Increasing Ring
    exDialer
    QuickPic
    RCP Ringtones Complete
    Amazon Mobile
    Fresh Leaves
    Foodspotting
    Movies by Flixster
    Nova Prime
    Percent Calculator
    Pulse News
    Hotel Tonight
    iMargin Calculator
    Relax Melodies
    Gas Buddy
    AT&T Visual Voicemail
    Zedge Ringtones
    Google Gesture Search
    Pandora One
    Kayak
    Around Me
    RedLaser
    LinkedIn
    WebMD
    You Tube
    CNN
    USA Today
    The Weather Channel

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  2. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    Moved to Android Applications section. :) Don't know about some of these apps, but I do know some of them and know they're safe. The apps I know are safe are Adobe flash player, Chrome, Amazon Mobile, Movies by Flixter, AT&T Visual Voicemail, YouTube, CNN, USA Today, Pandora One. Really most of the apps are safe it's just the permissions you have to look out for to really determine that or not. Reading the comments is really handy also and you can always ask about apps here if you're unsure. ;)
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  3. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    Thanks Metroid prime
  4. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

  5. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    Regarding the "permissions" in said app, is there a keyword in permissions that would red flag an app and send me running?
  6. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    I think your last post crossed with my last question. Thanks so much.
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  7. Metroid Prime

    Metroid Prime Oil Can!!! Oil Can!!! VIP Member

    A good example would be permissions an app doesn't need. For example, a simple theme or wallpaper doesn't need access to your contacts or network access. That example should raise an eyebrow. :) It's good to know what permissions apps need before downloading. :)
    No problem I am always happy to help. :)
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