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Offline carryonvending Reading A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
29 Jan 2012, 05:08 PM | Post: #11

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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

This post was last modified: 29 Jan 2012 05:09 PM by carryonvending.
(29 Jan 2012 12:41 PM)Phil Wrote:  
(28 Jan 2012 07:19 PM)carryonvending Wrote:  
(28 Jan 2012 06:18 PM)Lou Wrote:  now that Google are requiring owners to register their phone with a Google+ account as of March when their new privacy (or lack of) policy kicks in.

Glad I went down the Windows Phone Route with the NOKIA LUMIA

Isn't it similar with Windows Mobiles though, you have to link it to a windows live account and you end up with all your contacts etc copied over to windows live. Sad
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29 Jan 2012, 05:18 PM | Post: #12

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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

I'm probably getting a bit of a reputation as a tin-foil hat wearer (particularly where Google is concerned), but this obsession with companies having to know everything about you really does concern me. As someone who has recently had problems with identity theft issues, the thought of keeping too much personal information all under the one roof is disconcerting.

I think that Google are going to be in for some serious legal problems down the line, particularly as they have now had to lower the age of Google+ accounts to 13 in order not to lose out on mobile phone sales to teenagers.

Using an Android phone with + account (which requires a genuine identity, picture etc) and gmail, calendar etc means that Google at the very least know :

a) Where you are
b) Where you live
c) What your house looks like and possibly, depending on what's in the picture on maps, possibly your what car you drive and reg no.
d) What you say to your friends
e) Possibly where you will be at any given time, when you're on holiday, when your birthday is
f) What you like looking at on the web (including any porn, warez etc)
g) Who you phone and who phones you (and who's to say not what you talk about - what's really hidden in Android?)
h) What you purchase
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29 Jan 2012, 05:43 PM | Post: #13

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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet

(29 Jan 2012 05:18 PM)Lou Wrote:  g) Who you phone and who phones you (and who's to say not what you talk about - what's really hidden in Android?)

The core of Android is Open Source so if there was code to report back to the mothership data on phone calls made and received it would have been spotted by now. Reporting what you were talking about would take considerable amounts of data that would be easily noticed. Different if you use Google Voice of course...

On the other hand your carrier does collect most of this information! I'd be more worried about them, especially as many have admitted to installing Carrier IQ on the phones they sell.
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29 Jan 2012, 06:18 PM | Post: #14

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Yes, you're dead right about the data usage, and I'm sure something would have been spotted by a developer in the raw source of course. I don't think I'd be touching a Motorola phone these days though.
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RE: Kindle Fire now Most Used Android Tablet - UPDATE

The latest figures from comScore say the Kindle Fire now has 54% of the Android tablet market.

Apple has fallen to 54.7% of the overall tablet market with the Fire given as the main reason.

The figure I found most interesting is that the percentage of "other" Android tablets fell from 8.9% in Dec-2011 to 1.6% in Feb-2012. This suggests that the Kindle Fire has hit the market for low-cost 7" Android tablets (like the £99 Archos I use as a Fire substitute) particularly hard.

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