Just the Other Day (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2016-01-22 18:24 (#11HHK) I hate forced updates but, up until now, have only had to deal with that on my Playstations. This happened to me just the other day. I had long resisted giving out my personal information in order to use the Google Play app, for as long as I've had the Android phone, but I wanted a particular app, and could find no other way to get it on my phone. The minute I plugged my email address into Google Play, I got hit with a number of updates, and could do nothing about it. To top it off, I couldn't get the stupid app to work. By now, Google has undoubtedly scooped up all my contacts, and god knows what else. I swear, it's becoming very difficult to keep Google's tentacles out of all your shit. Do we really have to jailbreak Android now, too? Re: Just the Other Day (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2016-01-28 23:10 (#126D6) Every time I have purchased a new phone I have created a new gmail account. I then load the software I need from the google marketplace. Numbers get added as they are needed.We should not have to jailbreak or crack anything. I purchased this device. I own this hardware. I can do what I want with it. If I do not have root access to my own device then something is seriously wrong.