This new version lets go off the nearly omnipresent three buttons on Android phones and replaces them with a new dashboard which shows the most used apps and also allows the users to set limits on themselves. After this is done, your device will have the latest version of Google Play Store. Fortune further reports that "Oracle also said Android devices sent Google detailed information on people's searches and surfing". But it said the spokesman had claimed that users could see what data was collected if they went to the My Account tab in Settings and they could also control it.
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Since Google has mapped the IP addresses, wifi connection points and mobile towers, it can get the information about where a device is connecting or is attempting to connect. With it, the phone can determine how you're using apps (and not using apps), then properly manage battery life according to the actual stats.
Oracle is also reported to have suggested to the ACCC that Google could also be accessing location data from the handsets. "We are exploring how much consumers know about the use of location data and are working closely with the Privacy Commissioner", Geesche Jacobsen, a spokeswoman for the competition regulator said in a statement to Reuters.More news: Stephen Piscotty to honor late mother with special gesture following HRs
At a time of increased scrutiny of companies that collect masses of user data, two United States senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate a Google product called Location History. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said it was "making inquiries with Google". The OS targets useless notifications as told by the users. That's because the Global Positioning System is only the most accurate source of location data - if a Wi-Fi hotspot is known to Google, for example, then logging into it will give the company a fairly accurate location for a device.More news: Democrats to force vote Wednesday on net neutrality
"Google has an intimate understanding of personal lives as they watch their users seek the support of reproductive health services, engage in civic activities, or attend places of religious worship", the senators wrote.More news: Legislature interviews Underwood, others as potential successor to attorney general