Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 02:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Right now, the mobile wars have just two major combatants: Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Nokia could yet make Windows Phone a serious third player, but there are also a few more minor actors with the potential to disrupt the market. Jolla is the most mysterious of those players, which also include Firefox OS and Open WebOS. Jolla (a Finnish word for a small sailing boat) arose from the ashes of Nokia and Intel's MeeGo project, canned in favour of Microsoft's mobile OS. The Linux-based OS has not been shown off yet, but Jolla has already scored a deal with China's top phone distributor, DPhone. The first Jolla device is due later this year, so to find out more I spoke with the company's chief executive, ex-Nokian Jussi Hurmola." Please let Jolla succeed. Pretty please with sugar on top. The industry needs this. Please.
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RE[2]: Phones and data gathering
by Alfman on Wed 26th Sep 2012 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Phones and data gathering"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

Personally what I find exceptionally annoying is the lack of control over application privacy settings. At least the installation shows us what those settings are, but it's all or nothing. A user should be able to install an application without loosing control over privacy.

This is such an obvious shortcoming that we have to conclude google deliberately designed it to remove a user's choice in the matter. This is decidedly evil IMHO.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Personally what I find exceptionally annoying is the lack of control over application privacy settings. At least the installation shows us what those settings are, but it's all or nothing. A user should be able to install an application without loosing control over privacy.

This is such an obvious shortcoming that we have to conclude google deliberately designed it to remove a user's choice in the matter. This is decidedly evil IMHO.

Well, considering that Cyanogenmod implemented selective privacy setting changes in a seemingly trivial fashion, I would tend to agree with you on this one.

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BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

True for Cyanogenmod 7.2 (Gingerbread) and it's a dream to use as a result.
However, permission controls have been removed from CM9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and CM10 (Jellybean) with precious little information coming out from the devs as to why they removed the best feature in the OS.
Feel free to concoct your own conspiracy theory as to why this happened but my money is on Google threatening to block access to Google Play, would prefer an official response though, there's been many requests which have gone unanswered.

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