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    location bits...

    Had a good look here and elsewhere but am stuck
    with an annoying 'feature' with Google on my tablet (Opera as Browser)

    EVERY time I either open the browser, new window, or, go back to home
    I get a popup:

    TERMS of SERVICE

    To share your location you must agree to:

    Google terms of service
    Google Privacy policy


    I have no desire to share location information!

    Is there any way of

    a) Stopping the warning?

    b) Preventing apps auto starting (Play Store etc...)

    Any help appreciated

    Regards

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    Welcome Applebyd...the location services feature can be turned off.
    If you go to Settings--Location Services you can toggle off a couple options,
    the GPS feature and Google Services. They're used for a variety of reasons--
    not just finding out what soup you buy--but for the weather widget, search results etc.

    Your profile states you have a 300 so I'm popping this over to the Transformer 300 Help Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eejit View Post
    Welcome Applebyd...the location services feature can be turned off.
    If you go to Settings--Location Services you can toggle off a couple options,
    the GPS feature and Google Services. They're used for a variety of reasons--
    not just finding out what soup you buy--but for the weather widget, search results etc.

    Your profile states you have a 300 so I'm popping this over to the Transformer 300 Help Forum.


    Thanks,
    It's the annoying pop up I really want to get rid of!

    Regards

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    You need to agree to the Google Terms of Service to use the overwhelming majority of the Android eco-system. Location usage is down to you, however. Turn off the permission in the settings of your device as eejit said.

    If you don't do those things, you will continue to get the pop up because you are continuing to use the system. It isn't an error or a bug. It is meant to be that way.

    The is no need to prevent apps from auto starting - this isn't windows. The way Android handles its apps & the way the Google Android OS functions is an integral part of the way this system operates. The historical reason folks wanted to stop apps from loading, or wanted to use a task killer was to prevent battery use & to free up memory. This has not been an issue since Honeycomb 3.0

    ICS & above do a fantastic job of ram & system management. There is nothing to be gained by trying to prevent the system from doing what it should outside of the normal settings options & much to loose. For example, the system uses more battery life by you killing apps & then the system restarting them than it ever does simply by having them "pre loaded" ready for use. They are not actually doing anything in the background that should be of any concern to anyone at any time.

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by janner43; 11-06-2012 at 10:19 AM.

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