Reply to post: Re: dumbing down

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Re: dumbing down

I agree, but that is why I strictly prevent automatic updates on my [Android] phones.

For example, Google intentionally hobbled Total Commander and in the latest versions removed the permission to install APK from storage. I am fully capable of deciding Yes or No on that permission myself, Thank You Very Much, and I don't need nanny Google to up and force a complete removal just because *they* don't like it.

Allowed an update (my mistake, Total Commander is one of the very few apps I really trust[ed]); rolled back to an older version pronto once I discovered this (My Backup Pro archives to the rescue).


Hang *both* Google and Apple out to dry.

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