Ask Jerry: What’s that app, what does it do, and do I need it?

Welcome to Ask Jerry, where we talk about any and all the questions you might have about the smart things in your life. I’m Jerry, and I have spent the better part of my life working with tech. I have a background in engineering and R&D and have been covering Android and Google for the past 15 years. 

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Ask Jerry is a column where we answer your burning Android/tech questions with the help of long-time Android Central editor Jerry Hildenbrand.

I’m also really good at researching data about everything — that’s a big part of our job here at Android Central — and I love to help people (another big part of our job!). If you have questions about your tech, I’d love to talk about them. 

Email me at [email protected], and I’ll try to get things sorted out. You can remain anonymous if you like, and we promise we’re not sharing anything we don’t cover here.

I look forward to hearing from you!


What is that app? What should I do with it?

The manage apps and devices tab of the Google Play Store.

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@unfunyguy writes:

I haven’t updated the Google Partner Setup app since it appeared on the Play Store should I do it?

The best and worst part about having a smartphone are the apps. The right ones can entertain us, help keep us organized, and do all sorts of useful things that make life a little easier. The bad ones track what we do or worse. Somehow, we have to know the difference.

It can be tough because sometimes an app is both good and bad. Remember that a free app isn’t free; you’re just not spending money.

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