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If you take the 5 seconds to read the reviews, it wouldnt be a problem.
    
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People shouldn't have to worry about not installing this app or that app.
Everyone running either Windows or Linux should every time they download software. If you've got important data on a machine, you shouldn't just go around installing this and that without finding out about it.
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But the normal user over looks those things. Most normal users aren't as tech savvy and shouldn't have to know what permissions are.
Then they shouldnt be buying a smart phone, or downloading apps they dont know about.

Common sense.
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Everyone running either Windows or Linux should every time they download software.
Uh...
I don't think the normal user runs Linux.
Nor do I have to do virus scans when I download things in Linux.
.exe's don't really work
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Download apps with names like these:



Your just asking for trouble.
There needs to be a way to filter out certain developers who make that crap since Google refuses to get rid of those pointless applications.
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Uh...
I don't think the normal user runs Linux.
Nor do I have to do virus scans when I download things in Linux.
.exe's don't really work
You don't think the normal user runs Linux? What about netbooks, smart phones, tablets. Ever heard of Android or Apple?

As long as you know what your downloading your normally fine.

I didn't say anything about .exe's or virus scans, what's your point? I'm running Kubuntu right now.

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There needs to be a way to filter out certain developers who make that crap since Google refuses to get rid of those pointless applications.
There is. You can chose to view other apps that a specific dev makes.

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Google has swiftly removed the apps after being notified (by the ever-vigilant Android Police bloggers).
Thats the filtering system.
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People shouldn't have to worry about not installing this app or that app.
If you want that, then there's the Apple Appstore. You can't have complete freedom and open apps in the market without some bad getting in there too. It's a double edged sword.
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There is. You can chose to view other apps that a specific dev makes.
What? You cannot possibly think that is adequate. Requiring the user to know of the developer before searching for games is ridiculous and makes no sense if you are trying to find new applications. It is not at all too much to ask for Google to make it possible to block certain developers from appearing in search results.
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You don't think the normal user runs Linux? What about netbooks, smart phones, tablets. Ever heard of Android or Apple?

As long as you know what your downloading your normally fine.

I didn't say anything about .exe's or virus scans, what's your point? I'm running Kubuntu right now.
What about netbooks? Most of them run Windows XP SP3 that's been lightened down for netbooks. Sure, smart phones & tablets but like I said, the normal user doesn't really have to think "oh, when I install this will I get a virus?" No.

Android is Linux. Apple's iOS/OSX isn't.

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If you want that, then there's the Apple Appstore. You can't have complete freedom and open apps in the market without some bad getting in there too. It's a double edged sword.
Of course, but I think Google should be taking more of an initiative make sure their users data etc is safe.
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What? You cannot possibly think that is adequate. Requiring the user to know of the developer before searching for games is ridiculous and makes no sense if you are trying to find new applications. It is not at all too much to ask for Google to make it possible to block certain developers from appearing in search results.

Your in the andriod market you've got an app you really like and you know its safe, you can then browse apps by the same dev. Thats what I mean.


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What about netbooks? Most of them run Windows XP SP3 that's been lightened down for netbooks. Sure, smart phones & tablets but like I said, the normal user doesn't really have to think "oh, when I install this will I get a virus?" No.

Android is Linux. Apple's iOS/OSX isn't.
Many netbooks run linux. The normal user should think "oh, when I install this will I get a virus?". Apple's iOS/OSX is Unix. Fairly similar to Linux, wouldn't you say?
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