1. jphammy's Avatar
    What does it mean if an application does not present an access popup before install? The app in question is called "Bat Stat". It looks harmless and being a complete Android Noob I'm playing it very safe until I become more familiar with the OS and apps. Having some initial concerns regarding what apps can and cannot do once you install them....


    10-13-2010 10:09 AM
  2. Prof-KOS's Avatar
    Some apps, BattStatt is one, don't access anything that requires permissions. If that is the case, there won't be an permission page.
    10-13-2010 10:21 AM
  3. jphammy's Avatar
    Good, that's what I was hoping. I know I'm being a little paranoid about the whole security issue but I figure its best to be safe than sorry...

    do you know of a resource that illustrates what requires permissions
    10-13-2010 10:25 AM
  4. Prof-KOS's Avatar
    I don't know of one, but your best bet is to read the permissions before you install. Also the free app Lookout scans new apps as they are installed.
    10-13-2010 12:11 PM
  5. jphammy's Avatar
    No Sweat. really appreciate the info. I've read a few articles on the Lookout and the permissions on it look pretty scary too... LOL
    10-13-2010 12:36 PM