We all concern about our privacy. But, when it comes to smartphone usage you could ask “How much you can trust Android smartphone“? According to a study, some smartphones are marked as untrustworthy. The study was conducted by teams from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
These brands transmit some information to the OS developer and third parties such as Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. User interest’s information also could collection including personal information such as latest dating app, etc.
They can collect data of usage history of applications, telemetry data, phone calls duration and more by pre-installed apps.
Xiaomi, Huawei and Samsung are keen on the data share race. Xiaomi handset sends details of all the app screens viewed by a user, and it takes details of when and how long each app is used.
Huawei handset and its Swiftkey keyboard send details of app usage to Microsoft.
Also, Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, and Google brands collect very importance data that long-lived device identifiers information including hardware serial numbers.
According to the study, there is only one way to avoid data collection is the e/OS variant and it derived from LineageOS.
This variant allows the use of Google services without sending personal data. It blocks for Google and all third-party applications to access personal information.