Android 14 Won’t Care for Your Outdated Apps


Spotted in now private code, it appears that Android 14 won’t play nicely with outdated apps. In what’s being reported as a plan to help curb malware that targets outdated Android apps, Google may put a very strict requirement on app installation beginning with Android 14.

While this makes sense, it’s big news in our eyes because this change can also affect a very basic feature of Android — that being the ability to install any app you’d like via the act of sideloading. According to the code, Android 14 could block the installation of any app, whether it be from Google Play or sideloaded, if it doesn’t meet the API requirements.

The way app installation works now is relatively loose. For example, even if an app is outdated but the user has previously installed it before, it’s still made available on Google Play so long as it hasn’t been pulled from Google’s servers. The same goes with sideloading. Right now, you’d have no issue sideloading nearly any app you’d like, but with this change and if you’re device is running Android 14, it appears that the app will need to target Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow) at least.  The code apparently made it clear that Google would be able to ramp up restrictions at any given time, too.

For me, I don’t go around downloading and sideloading random apps anymore. Those days are long behind me. However, I know there are still plenty of folks out there that do, and with that being said, I’ll ask you to stay vigilant and be sure to only download and install apps from trusted sources.

// 9to5Google

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Technology News Click Here 

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.
Leave a comment