Samsung may begin collecting your data with rumored “Context” service

One way of improving an app is by writing a review for it which provides feedback to the developer on what sort of changes should and could be made. However it seems that Samsung could be looking to make that a more automated process, thanks to a report from The Information who claims that Samsung is developing a service called “Context” in which it would allow third-party services to offer targeted features to a user based on what he/she likes. 

The last week in January, Google chief executive Larry Page met with Samsung Electronics vice chairman and heir apparent Jay Y. Lee at Google’s Mountain View campus to discuss the relationship between the technology giants, according to several people briefed on the meeting. The agenda for the conversations, which included other executives, was wide-ranging, and the context was tense. The companies have been discussing Google’s move to restrict partners such as Samsung from customizing the look and feel of Google’s Android software, which powers Samsung’s smartphones, according to several people familiar with the talks. Google has also been discouraging partners from developing apps that compete with Google’s own, such as its app store, these people said.

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