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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Member2047631, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Member2047631

    Thread Starter

    I was wondering, since in Android 7.0 nougat, there isn't a downloads app anymore (or at least for me), and I have to go into settings and then to storage, and explore and then into downloads. Is there a way to manage them easier?
     

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  2. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    You just need a file explorer app.
    There are many in Google play.
    Avoid any from Cheetah mobile.
    I recently tried Explorer (Speed Software), and am pleased.
     
  3. Member2047631

    Thread Starter

    What is cheetah mobile?
     
  4. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

  5. Member2047631

    Thread Starter

    I know it might sound like a stupid question, but how and why would someone sell your data, and why would someone buy it?
     
  6. Member2047631

    Thread Starter

    And what would they do with it?
     
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    One word, monetization.
    Basically Cheetah Mobile in Beijing sells your data to advertisers, that's how they make their $$$ from their 'free' apps.
     
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  8. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    You'd be surprised what they will do.
    Just read up on permissions when installing apps.
    Cheetah is one of the worse out there
     
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  9. Member2047631

    Thread Starter

    I know they sell it, you kind of already told me, but why would someone buy it
     
  10. Member2047631

    Thread Starter

    What would they use it for?
     
  11. Jhayzone

    Jhayzone Android Enthusiast

    Basically its for advertisers to know your preferences and serves you relevant ads based on your data that they bought. You might be okay with that but most of us don't like it as there are more menacing ways to use the data that they collected from you aside from using it for ads.

    Anyway, what device are you using? I still have a download app on my Android Nougat devices.
     
  12. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
    Moderator

    The free Android OS, free GMail, free Google search, free Photos, free Google Maps, free FecesBook, free Twatter, etc. aren't charity. ;)
     
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  13. Member2047631

    Thread Starter

    Lenovo Tab 4 10
     
  14. Member2047631

    Thread Starter

    And apparently there technically is a downloads app, but it's not just available to go to without going into settings and all of that
     

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