Android L calculator in Google Play Store helps things add up

Android L calculator in Google Play Store helps things add up
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.   

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!

source: AndroidLCalculator



1. onthecouchagain

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 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: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

3. onthecouchagain

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 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: Aug 22, 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.

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Thanks for the heads up..

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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: Nov 28, 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: May 29, 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: Nov 28, 2011

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

5. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 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: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

My L based calculator does not have the same functions.

11. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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: Nov 23, 2011

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

16. amirsiraj

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 03, 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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