Usually I don't have problems to understand technical English texts, but in that case I don't know what it means:

Notice that during a license check, your application does not manage any network connections or use any licensing related APIs in the Android platform.

What does "does not manage" mean? Does it mean that I need any network connection or not or does it mean that it cannot handle network connections while license check or maybe something else? I don't understand the meaning of this sentence.

  • You mean “have problems understanding”, not “have problems to understand”. You cannot say “problem to understand” at all.
    – tchrist
    Mar 17, 2013 at 12:52
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    – tchrist
    Mar 20, 2013 at 15:12

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ODO on manage:

  • maintain control over (a person or animal):
    she manages horses better than anyone I know
  • control the use or exploitation of (land):
    the forest is managed to achieve maximum growth

While the licence is being checked, the software does not maintain control of any network connections or use any licensing-related APIs.

Network management is quite a large subject, but in this case I guess that the application cannot create or use network connections until its licence status has been verified and accepted.

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