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Anyone know of some sort of Android app review site (beyond the Google Play store itself) where people can freely post their opinions on any app? One that isn't influenced by the software's author(s) or whatever Google gives preference to on any given week.

It really looks like the Play Store's download figures and user ratings are turning into completely irrelevant data points when it comes to trustworthiness. Whether they ever were or not is besides the point. Something could have been downloaded tens of millions of times, and rated 4.5+ out of 5, but a given app's actual real-life behavior can still raise some serious questions. I'm seriously beginning to think the Play Store itself is turning into a cesspool of...well, I'm gonna keep this kid-sister friendly as per lounge rules. If Google's ranking can't be trusted, then whose can?

Specifically:

I've have a QR code scanner app, which shall remain nameless, installed on my tablet for years. I honestly can't recall the last time I've used it however. But, I do let the Play store update installed apps regularly.

According to the Settings/App Data Usage applet, which only goes back to June, this is this one app's usage:

Jun: 0 (no surprise - it hasn't been launched since at least that many months ago)
Jul: 10.44MB
Aug: 721MB
Sep: 506MB
Oct: 558MB (so far)

According to the App Info applet, the app only has permission to access the camera (makes sense, as it's a QR reader). So it shouldn't be able to access my videos, pictures, contacts, or upload any data back home. Even if it was explicitly given permission, the tablet is hardly ever used; it's spending most of its time in sleep mode. Or running, but with the screen powered down.

WTE can such an app be doing, transferring over half a GB a month, when the tablet itself is essentially idling 24/7?

People incessantly complain about whatever "unknown things" Windows is constantly doing behind their backs in the background. This is a drop in the ocean IMO when compared to the Android ecosystem (to borrow one of MS's favorite terms)...
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