Android L calculator in Google Play Store helps things add up
Another Android L app now available from the Google Play Store, is the Android L calculator. The developer warns that the app might be buggy and it does include ads, at least for now. You can also quickly turn your basic functions calculator into a scientific calculator. In the current version of Android, that can be achieved by turning your device into landscape mode while the calculator is open. With the Android L calculator, you can slide the advanced menu on to the screen in either portrait or landscape mode.
The app is free, but the developer warns those loading it, that you might need to be patient when loading it the first time. Android 2.2 and higher is required, which means that most of you will be eligible to install the Android L calculator on your phone. Imagine how envious everyone on your block will be, when they see you tallying up figures using this calculator.
Thanks for the tip, Amir!
1. onthecouchagain (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
TERRIBLE app permissions. Users beware. It wants permissions to read, modify, and delete your storage contents, including photos and media. Don't understand why a calculator app would need those types of permissions.
2. fzacek (Posts: 2483; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Hmmm... Very suspicious... A calculator app shouldn't really need any permissions at all...
3. onthecouchagain (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
Agreed. I uninstalled it right away after reading that.
9. steedsofwar (unregistered)
Why is PA promoting these apps when there's too many obvious concerns surrounding it and a lot of negative reviews?
14. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
Well, a guy named Amir tipped PhoneArena and guess what the name of the app developer is... Amir. They don't even care to check their sources.
6. tech2 (Posts: 3110; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Thanks for the heads up. +1
PA should be watching out for these things and keeping their readers informed..smh
12. onthecouchagain (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
Agreed. PA did a lazy job here. And if you look at who gave PA the tip, it's the app creator himself.
Pay attention, PA.
7. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Please RATE THE APP 1 STAR then...
I always rate the APP 1 star if it require a permission that it shouldn't have. And write a review stating in the apps that they shouldn't use it if they don't want 1 star.
13. onthecouchagain (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)
I have. It seems a lot of people have rated it 1 star, too.
5. steelew (Posts: 155; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
What is it with NOT adding %? The one thing you might want to do on a calculator (in the real world...for us cheapos) is figure out your tip...using %. I don't get why that is not standard but () and -/+ is on the stock calculator. Oh well, hopefully the real android L calc will have it and have it in the first page.
8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3683; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Well the UI looks exactly the same.
10. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
My L based calculator does not have the same functions.
11. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
This calculator was taken from a website used to showcase designs for guidelines by Google. This app should never have been created. Try adding two numbers and then adding a number on top of that. It won't work.
15. deathgod (Posts: 122; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
That color scheme is just horrible. I think I'll stick with the CM calc.
16. amirsiraj (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
Hey guys, I'm Amir, the developer of this app. After learning that the app included extraneous permissions, I unpublishedbthe app (this morning), as these shocked me as much as they shocked you. I am currently working on a new version of the calculator with no permissions and no ads. Cheers!