Android 14 can prevent outdated apps from being installed – even by sideloading

Android 14 can prevent outdated apps from being installed – even by sideloading

As much as I love using Android, there’s no denying that there’s always the risk of malware. Especially if you tend to sideload APKs of apps and bypass the security measures imposed by Google Play. Android 14 won’t stop this process, but it might make it a little less risky.

According to 9to5Google (opens in a new tab), Android 14 will block the installation of apps designed for “outdated” versions of Android. It’s a policy already in place on Google Play that requires newly listed apps to target Android 12 or later, but it may soon also affect page loading.

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