Xiaomi wants to end APKs on Android smartphones
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Xiaomi wants to end APKs on Android smartphones

A patch submitted by a Xiaomi developer to the Android Open Source Project should stop users extracting installed apps as APK file. Google is not happy with this change.
Credits to Pixabay. Developers and users can install apps using APK files on Android. It is easy to extract an APK file and then install it on another device

This was however opposed by Xiaomi, a Chinese manufacturer. Guowei Du, a Xiaomi employee, suggested that the Android source code be modified. He noted that the.apk files could contain confidential data and should not be allowed to be restored by others. Google disagrees with this opinion.

Google Wants Other
Google quickly rejected Xiaomi’s proposal You can also download.apk files from many websites. Even if Xiaomi accepted the change, users would not have any trouble getting around new restrictions+. Although Xiaomi may want to stop extracting APK file, that doesn’t mean they will.

Android smartphone owners can still extract APK files and distribute them until Google tells them otherwise This is why Google will make it more difficult to install APKs with its new Google 13 operating system. Apple refuses to let iPhone users install apps outside of the App Shop, because it considers sideloading to be a threat. Apple explained why iOS is more secure than Android in a document.

 

Xiaomi wants to end APKs on Android smartphones
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