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Android L calculator in Google Play Store helps things add up

0. phoneArena 02 Jul 2014, 23:58 posted on

On Wednesday, we told you a couple of ways to load the Android L "Heads-up" notification system on your Android phone. Those with Android 4.3 or higher can buy the app for 99 cents from the Google Play Store. Those using a device rockin' Android 4.0 to Android 4.3, will have to root their device in order to receive notifications on their phone the Android L way...

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posted on 03 Jul 2014, 00:10 14

1. onthecouchagain (Posts: 20; 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 00:14 4

2. fzacek (Posts: 1614; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Hmmm... Very suspicious... A calculator app shouldn't really need any permissions at all...

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 00:17 4

3. onthecouchagain (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


Agreed. I uninstalled it right away after reading that.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 01:26 3

9. steedsofwar (Posts: 279; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Why is PA promoting these apps when there's too many obvious concerns surrounding it and a lot of negative reviews?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 08:05 1

14. nexusdude (Posts: 149; 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 00:28 2

4. amats69 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Thanks for the heads up..

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 01:02 5

6. tech2 (Posts: 2028; 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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 07:41 1

12. onthecouchagain (Posts: 20; 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 01:15 2

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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 07:41 1

13. onthecouchagain (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


I have. It seems a lot of people have rated it 1 star, too.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 00:36 1

5. steelew (Posts: 54; 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 01:26

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Well the UI looks exactly the same.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=home.jmstudios.calc

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 01:31

10. AfterShock (Posts: 2798; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


My L based calculator does not have the same functions.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 06:32

11. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 373; 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:14

15. deathgod (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


That color scheme is just horrible. I think I'll stick with the CM calc.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:01

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!

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