Android 14 Won’t Care for Your Outdated Apps

Noticed in now non-public code, it seems that Android 14 gained’t play properly with outdated apps. In what’s being reported as a plan to assist curb malware that targets outdated Android apps, Google could put a really strict requirement on app set up starting with Android 14.
Whereas this is smart, it’s large information in our eyes as a result of this alteration may have an effect on a really primary characteristic of Android — that being the flexibility to put in any app you’d like by way of the act of sideloading. In response to the code, Android 14 may block the set up of any app, whether or not or not it’s from Google Play or sideloaded, if it doesn’t meet the API necessities.
The way in which app set up works now could be comparatively free. For instance, even when an app is outdated however the consumer has beforehand put in it earlier than, it’s nonetheless made obtainable on Google Play as long as it hasn’t been pulled from Google’s servers. The identical goes with sideloading. Proper now, you’d haven’t any problem sideloading practically any app you’d like, however with this alteration and should you’re system is working Android 14, it seems that the app might want to goal Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow) a minimum of.  The code apparently made it clear that Google would be capable of ramp up restrictions at any given time, too.
For me, I don’t go round downloading and sideloading random apps anymore. These days are lengthy behind me. Nevertheless, I do know there are nonetheless loads of of us on the market that do, and with that being mentioned, I’ll ask you to remain vigilant and you should definitely solely obtain and set up apps from trusted sources.
// 9to5Google