[QUOTE=XStylus;2713190]Android version 4.4.2 removes an important privacy feature. Beware about updating!
It removes a feature called “App Ops” which allowed you to selectively disable what permissions were granted to certain apps. There’s been a lot of controversy about it: (www.pcworld.com/article/2080241). The feature was hidden in 4.3 (but still accessible using 3rd party apps), and has now been removed entirely
Such a feature was very handy to rein in useful apps that did undesired behavior. For example, a Flashlight app that wanted access to your contacts, call log, and location info to sell to markers. Using App Ops you could revoke that permission.[/QUOTE]
That doesn’t sound good but my search for it doesn’t install on my Android device or was prevented to not sure?
[QUOTE=Kerry56;2713234]^Yes, the EFF wrote a fairly scathing article about them removing App Ops. Google claims it was experimental and only released by accident.
On another note, MX Player Pro is borked by the 4.4.x updates and users are flooding their site with complaints. Seems these developers run a version check, and the program breaks down every time there is even a minor Android update. Good program, but a bad policy.[/QUOTE]
hmm…I have MX player pro and mine doesn’t seem to show the borked features??