Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday November 22, 2015

Many Of Your Android Apps Send Unnecessary Hidden Data

This study targeted Android, but I have a hunch it’s applicable to most apps out there. I would be curious to see how these transmissions affect battery life.

The researchers analyzed the number of communication channels opened by the 500 most popular mobile apps and found that roughly 50 percent of them appear to have no bearing on the user experience. That doesn’t necessarily translate directly to the quantity of data exchanged over those channels, but for short sessions of application use, the portion of transmitted data irrelevant to user experience is also as much as 50 percent.