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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by GrouchoM, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. GrouchoM

    GrouchoM Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm tempted to get Amazon Underground for the (very) rare good free app. However, the permissions seem a bit excessive. Did anyone here accept it?

    #1 GrouchoM, Feb 7, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016

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  2. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I used it for awhile. It was okay.
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Android Underground, I remember that, it's not been touched in nearly four years, probably abandoned.
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Do you mean Amazon Underground?
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  5. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    The original Amazon Android accounts got incorporated into this. Did they change the EULA on those, too?

    I have bought apps from Amazon.
  6. GrouchoM

    GrouchoM Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

  7. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    I'm glad I got my Amazon apps through the old Free App Of The Day promotions.

    Not much in the "New" Underground that interests me.
  8. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    FTFY............... :thumbsupdroid:
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  9. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

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  10. GrouchoM

    GrouchoM Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I saw a speed reading app that gets good reviews yesterday on Amazon that would be free. So, I was weighing if I should get Underground or just skip the app (it's not worth the cost to me).
  11. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

  12. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    I've checked the permissions and there's nothing there I object to the app having... And some of the apps are definitely worth having.

    Which ones concern you?
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  13. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I get a pop-up notification asking to update the Amazon Appstore app.
    You need to go to the Google Play Store app & change your settings,so that apps won't auto-update.
  14. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    The Amazon app for apps isn't in the play store. You have to download an apk file.

    I wanted a couple of paid apps on my new phone, and looked in Play. No Go. Had to install the apk to get my apps.

    You could find movies, kindle, shopping ----
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  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I was thinking the Amazon Underground app was also available from the Google Play Store,& that it was trying to update the Amazon Android Appstore app,essentially,swallowing it up,becoming an all encompassing one-stop app.
    Looks like I was mistaken on that,but,wherever you get the stand-alone Amazon Appstore app (I get it from APK MIRROR),it shouldn't update itself,unless you have auto update checked-off somewhere.
  16. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    I keep a Titanium Backup copy of the Amazon Appstore luckily before this new Amazon Underground app started merging the appstore.
  17. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    The permissions seem a bit excessive. I also think so. :cool:
  18. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    You can disable it when you don't want it. I used it for a couple of apps that Google insisted would not run on the Oppo. I never rooted the Oppo, Helium didn't work and learned to late about X-Plore being able to copy.
  19. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    Which ones are you concerned about?

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