Google Search is increasingly important as voice search, Google Now voice commands and integrated Search into other Android services like the dialer improve. But it’s mostly about that quick search browser widget on the home screen!
Google app for Android: The fastest, easiest way to find what you need on the web and on your device. • Quickly search the web and your phone or tablet • Use your voice to search and more • Get personalized results based on your ...Read more
Google app for Android: The fastest, easiest way to find what you need on the web and on your device.
• Quickly search the web and your phone or tablet • Use your voice to search and more • Get personalized results based on your location
Plus: *Google Now* gets you just the right information at just the right time. It tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, and more (Google Now is currently available on Android 4.1, Jelly Bean).
Allows an application to modify the systemʼs settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your systemʼs configuration.
send sticky broadcast
Allows an application to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Malicious applications can make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
read sync settings
Allows an application to read the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for contacts.
Allows the application to set the system wallpaper.
set wallpaper size hints
Allows the application to set the system wallpaper size hints.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
read contact data
Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
read calendar data
Allows an application to read all of the calendar events stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your calendar events to other people.
write calendar data
Allows an application to modify the calendar events stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your calendar data.
Allows the application to tell the system which widgets can be used by which application. With this permission, applications can give access to personal data to other applications. Not intended for normal applications.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
view Wi-Fi status
Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
create Bluetooth connections
Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
approximate (network-based) location
Access location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
precise (GPS) location
Access precise location sources such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.
use account authentication credentials
Allows an application to request authentication tokens.
discover known accounts
Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the phone.
manage the accounts list
Allows an application to perform operations like adding, and removing accounts and deleting their password.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.
change your audio settings
Allows application to modify global audio settings such as volume and routing.
Allows application to access the audio recording path.
directly call phone numbers
Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
send SMS messages
Allows application to send SMS messages. Malicious applications may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
read SMS or MMS
Allows application to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may read your confidential messages.
edit SMS or MMS
Allows application to write to SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may delete your messages.