Being a mobile developer for the past decade, I use and program various handhelds. So yes, I have an Android phone (along with RIM, iOS, WM, CE and J2ME devices). Why?kdarling, do you have an Android phone?
What's wrong with Nigeria? I inherited $6,000,000 from some women's rich dead dad, and now I'm over the moon, o wait.Being a mobile developer for the past decade, I use and program various handhelds. So yes, I have an Android phone (along with RIM, iOS, WM, CE and J2ME devices). Why?
I suspect most advertising code sends GPS data. No surprise. Do you remember the brouhaha over iPhone apps that were doing that? Multiple iPhone apps using Pinch Media ad code was doing that and more, including some of our Facebook info.
For that matter, both Apple and Google use us to map WiFi hotspots along with our GPS location, and send that data home to the respective motherships.
As other studies have noted, a larger percentage of iOS apps grab access to location info they probably don't need, than with Android. I just bear in mind that with both systems, there are a lot of novice programmars who have accidentally left in sample code they originally used.
There is no 100% safe system. (Okay, maybe Blackberry.) People just need to use common sense. If you see a free version of Tetris from a developer in Nigeria and it wants your location data, that's probably a bad sign, no matter what OS it uses