Android 14 Could Prevent You from Installing Ancient Apps


Google only wants you to install apps from the Google Play Store in the next version of Android.
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The next version of Android won’t be out until later this year, but it’s a good time to explore what’s to come. Recent edits for Android 14 Source code indicates that Google is working on stricter API requirements to prevent Android users from installing older apps. While this is good for security, it’s a bummer for Android enthusiasts who prefer to fine-tune their smartphone experience through sideloading.

9to5Google found that Android 14 by default blocks all apps specifically targeting older versions of Android. The plan is to start with the oldest version and work our way up to Android 6 to block apps.If the developer of the app (even an independent developer) has not written the app to the latest version. more source code, Android refuses to install. Device makers seem to be able to make blocking more lenient (by allowing apps to a little old not other versions) or disable it completely, but the base install is Get on Pixel devices are fully enabled.

This should make Android feel more secure. malicious app what uses antiquity exploit To access sensitive parts of the source code. Android 6 is the baseline as it was the first time Google required apps to request access to contacts, location, and internal storage.of troublesome the app there To avoid this, we tend to target older versions of Android.

The Android mobile operating system has been around for a long time. However, due to its openness and operability,It’s gained a bit of a reputation for being dangerous to use if you’re not fully aware of its stupidity. So it looks like Google is always working to reduce stigma through new features. And that’s why we ask users to only download apps that have been vetted on the Play Store. The next version of Android may not give you as much freedom as before. Install any app you find on the web.but maybe this meaning Apple can finally stop using side loading As an excuse for why Android is less secure than iOS.


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