I’m an Android fan. I’ve had an Android phone for the past 4 years, and I love it. I love that it’s open source and free software, and that’s it’s based off the Linux kernel. The customization it affords me is way more my style than what some other smartphone OSes do. Also, the Google Play Store does a great job of keeping my apps up to date auto-magically with little to no input from me. When it does so, I can trust that, if the app is from a “Trusted Developer” that it will live up to certain standards, random bugs aside. Also, that last sentence doesn’t look as good on paper as it did in my head. Anyways. It also incorporates a virus scanner, just in case, and requires the user’s input if an app is changing it’s permissions, i.e. can now do new things it couldn’t do previously.
Which brings me to the point of this whole conversation. Facebook. Bear with me, it’ll make sense in a bit. Continue reading