Why SwitchBot app needs the location permission on Android system?

As per the change since Android 6.0, location permission is now needed for hardware identifier access*. Thus, the SwitchBot App must get access to location service to work properly.

* For your ref: https://developer.android.com/about/versions/marshmallow/android-6.0-changes.html#behavior-hardware-id

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