I am very sorry for the inconvenience. We understand your mood, but please listen to our explanation.
About location permission
1. Google requires all phones with Android 6.0 or higher. If the app wants to connect to Bluetooth, it must request the location permission. Please refer to this page (https://developer.android.com/about/versions/marsh...
2. Google recently had a rule that requires all apps on google play to support android 8.0. If not, we will not be able to upload apps to google play. You can refer to the web page (Https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2017/12/improving-app-security-and-performance.html). Therefore, the newest app must support 8.0 system, and it must also support 6.0. In other words, the app wants Bluetooth to connect properly, it needs to request the location permissions.
3.If you are our old user, we hope you know that the previous version of the PICOOC app, the highest supported is the android5.0 system. This means that even if your phone system is higher than 5.0, our app will run the app in android5.0 mode. So, you won't see a request for explicit location permissions.
I hope you can understand us, we don't want to get location permissions, just to meet google's requirements. In addition, I promise you that although my app insists on location permissions, it is just for Bluetooth to connect properly, we have not collected any location information such as your latitude and longitude.
I am very sorry, but I hope you can accept our explanation. If you have any questions, please contact us again!