CNET is a collective of the tech-savvy and tech-obsessed. Anchored by the world’s largest volume of high-quality unbiased product reviews, CNET is the go-to source for news and recommendations about the latest tech and consumer ...Read more
CNET is a collective of the tech-savvy and tech-obsessed. Anchored by the world’s largest volume of high-quality unbiased product reviews, CNET is the go-to source for news and recommendations about the latest tech and consumer electronics.
This award-winning resource is available anywhere with the CNET App for Android phones, tablets & Android TV, 100% free and always here to provide information, tools, and advice to help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of your tech.
+ Read the latest news and unbiased reviews + Find products to enhance and enrich your life + Watch videos that demystify technology + Post opinions about the tech and electronics you live with every day
+ Fully optimized for Android phones & tablets + No available for Android TV + Editions! -- You can now switch to our UK edition or get CNET en Español
Do you have a question about this app?
UPDATED ON: Jan 19, 2016
SIZE Varies with device
INSTALLATIONS: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
LATEST VERSION: Varies with device
ANDROID VERSIONVaries with device
Allows application to access the audio recording path.
Allows application to take pictures with the camera. This allows the application at any time to collect images the camera is seeing.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.
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.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
create Bluetooth connections
Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
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.
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.
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.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
discover known accounts
Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the phone.