Reply to post: Re: That's yet another point caused by needless complexity

Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?

P. Lee Silver badge

Re: That's yet another point caused by needless complexity

>So you want Google to wall up their garden with higher walls than Apple?

I think what might be desirable to el reg's audience are FLOSS repos for android.

You can keep your trivia apps, I just want vlc or mplayer, amarok firefox, kmail etc on a phone.

I trust those guys more than I trust google.

Alternatively a system of shims between apps and resources: a GPS fuzzer/usage verifier, a camera/mic use verifier, a contact data filter.

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