Android 14 Not Opposed Side-loading But It Aims To Prevent From Foul Updates


Back in 2023, Google introduced Android 14, which arrived with bundles of new features for an upgraded experience. But apart from this, it also issued a warning to specific users.

Last year, in 2023, Google’s developer team warned users who downloaded an update to one of the Mountain View giant’s applications from a different source. However, this system is just based on a new API that permits the application stores to “claim ownership” over an application and try to alert the users to the precarious risks they face if they sideload an update from another source.

Google gave a warning but took it for granted, as it was expected that maybe the brand would make this feature limited to its Pixel devices only, but in reality, it is also affecting the rest of the smartphones from other manufacturers as well.

The fruit company’s devices lack an ability that Android devices have; Android smart devices can permit users to install full applications or app updates from a vast range of services instead of an official store; however, somewhere, the device gets affected by various issues, such as the loss of some features from the previous build and more.

Beyond questions, it’s pretty troublesome to see warnings every single time while sideloading an application update from another source; that dialog only appears once. If you download an application from the Google Play Store and then sideload an updated version from an alternative service, for instance, APK Mirror, then the dialog box will no longer be displayed for unexpected future dates.

So the users who usually prefer to sideload applications or even updates from several sources should have no problem ‘passing’ this warning by a new handy update Anyway button, while less experienced users will also be permitted to carefully consider whether to continue anyway or suspend.

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Thanks to “Android Police