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I would eat my own arm to keep my Droid X around, bash the OS all you want.
 
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post #42 of 63
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Originally Posted by ALiShaikh;12634963 
LOVE my HD2 with Android. WinPho7 just isn't the same



Have you lost it mate?

No. I dont want anyone going into my phone and cleaning it up. Do you want maids you didnt agree to hire going into your house and cleaning?
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Originally Posted by christian_piper;12635951 
There is an option you can select in the droid OS that says "allow installation of non market apps"

If you check that, you can do anything you want...

Until google flips their kill switch on you and starts remotely deleting my property because they consider it to be malware.

Yeah, well what if I WANT that malware. Back in the old days of kazaa, id run malware, because kazaa was a functioning p2p application i was able to manage at age 13.
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Would be nice if you at least got an option to allow or disallow Google to remotely "fix" your phone.
    
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I welcome intervention like this.

What concerns me is that the damage has already been done to those people who got the infection eradicated though. I would assume the backdoor wasted no time getting their info out to whoever caused this.

This will surely be used in an Apple marketing ploy at some point about how their closed system is more secure and about how this has never happened to them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JasonCz;12637016 
Two companies are fighting for domination of the mobile phone market. You are asserting that Google is being too aggressive with its kill procedure. The irony of the matter is that you fail to realize that Google's biggest competitor, the only real alternative, and your preferred mobile device manufacturer, is completely fascist in comparison.

So you see, it does have everything to do with Apple.

He's agreeing and restating what one of the articles said. He's not really 'asserting' anything. Let the thread stay Google/Android related. He made no mention or trollish comparison to anything Apple. Leave it alone.

It's sad that he's the only person you're getting mad at, even when Android users themselves are agreeing with him and the article...
 
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Does anyone know if Lookout or AVG found these as malicious when they were downloaded on your phone?
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If anything, this makes Google look good. They actually care about their customer base.
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post #48 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vispor;12637823 
If anything, this makes Google look good. They actually care about their customer base.

I agree! Everyone on here whining about privacy and all that hoopla would be the some ones upset at google because of something YOU chose to download took your personal information and used it. They are damned it they do and damned if they don't. I am happy they care as well. If apple did this it would be so many people like "Oh my apple saves the day again.....and they wonder why I love the Iphone!!" Android lover here!
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if some of you guys thinks this is a breach of privacy...you guys are barking up the wrong tree. As far as i know Apple has the same intervention.

if you want to know of a real privacy breach, you guys should look at Sprint.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteCrane;12637281 
Do you want maids you didnt agree to hire going into your house and cleaning?

I'd like that.

Bad analogy.
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