A while back, I disabled the Google App (com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox).
IIRC, disabling the app caused some problems which I discovered over time. Unfortunately, all my notes on the topic were lost. I am no longer even sure of the version of Android on which I performed the testing.
There are at least two reasons to disable the app:
- Lack of trust in Google. Desire to have as few Google products in use as possible.
- The Google App starts running on its own, using valuable memory, CPU resources, and storage space.
For users that have no use for the Google App, are there now any consequences or problems with disabling the app?
If there are issues, what about blocking everything it tries to access using XPrivacy (Xposed module)?