Where is “App Ops”, Google?

With the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat update Google removed from Android a hidden option that has already caused a lot of fuss among users during the past couple of months. Obviously we’re talking about App Ops application.


This App Ops application was available in Android 4.3 and 4.4 and could enable users to allow or stop all apps from gaining access – or not- to its data. Exactly what happens with Apple’s iOS where you can allow or deny application access to someone’s data. Google announced that they removed the app because it was still in beta mode and could create some problems in system stability. But even if this was the case Google developers could easily improve it and have it available for all users. Unfortunately at this time, all Google Play applications can do more or less anything they want to your smartphones, as long as you press the magic button “Accept”.

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