By allowing jailbreaking/android approach privacy protections will be weakened if you didnt realise, wait till people install the meta store with no tracking restrictions or the play store. This is before you get to all the scams and adware stores.
I do actually know a couple of folk in IT on android and one the reasons they dont want ios is because they cant run a hooky app for youtube that has no ads
A job I applied for recently actually pulled me up on it in an interview. They were like - we noticed you didn’t have any online presence, can we ask about that?
I’ve seen crap on LinkedIn encouraging this too - ‘try to find people online, most people will have an online presence so it could be suspicious if they don’t’ type nonsense. I find it bizarre it’s almost a social expectation to post rubbish on social media
I was just like, I’m autistic and I don’t like talking about myself. Deal with it. Didn’t get the job, wouldn’t have wanted it anyway.
I’m totally missing the part where you think I said ‘because most people don’t care about privacy we shouldn’t care about privacy restrictions’, but to be clear I didn’t say anything like that and if you read that into anything I said, apologies for the misreading but that isn’t like anything I would ever say or advocate.
Android is not actually great, the amount of phones I have to fix which have adware hell on them is now worse than fixing PC’s. Its even worse when the person is of a lower technical ability, they get steps on how to bypass the security to install whatever app is on the ad not realising what it will allow and Epic wants to make that even easier on Android as they have complained about the warnings on Android.
Yes there are less 3rd party stores (with no real pricing competition for end consumer FYI) but neither has epic bothered doing it on android when it could but there is a problem with adware and I have seen it come from the playstore itself in apps for torchs etc. Because less technical folk can do unsecured installs it does create a lot more uneducated risk.
This is before we get to the privacy/tracking issues, right now meta dont care about android as they can snarf all the data they want really without issue, if the play store had better restrictions though you would see a meta store coming fast to try and get around them.
The company did say, however, that it still “respectfully disagree[s]“ with the court’s upholding of the original decision that ruled Apple can’t forbid developers from directing users to third-party payment options.