I have one Android device and I cannot but help notice a couple of things about the way apps on Android devices are handled.
I struggle with some of the permissions some apps require. For example the recent up date to the Word and Excel apps require access to Device ID and call information.
I can understand some apps needing access to some things like location on a mapping app for example. I cannot see why Word or Excel would ever need access to my device ID or more especially my call information.
As these requests only ever seem to apply to apps from Google Play Store I have to wonder it is Google that is placing these app requests. Why?
We all know Google farms our data. With the recent appearance of Mark Zuckerberg in front of a senate committee on Facebook's intrusion into users data you have to wonder that Google might be worth similar scrutiny. The way I see it it's abit like Volkswagen being caught out with manipulating diesel engine emissions. Pretty much every manufacturer was up to something, they were lucky they weren't caught.
My other beef is with the way Google inserts ads into the apps, even apps that are provided freely by the app creator. Apps that are free without ads on other platforms.
I have no problem with the app creator allowing adds as a way to pay for their app if people choose not to buy the paid version but some of the ads are down right intrusive with no way to remove them. Once again different from other platforms that don't intrude with adverts.
I know those that have grown up with Android don't know any different and likely just accept the ads but for someone coming from other platforms it is feels intrusive.