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Google could part out legacy apps with Android 14: Report

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Google may announce Android 14 in May 2023 at its annual I/O event (Bloomberg)

Google could announce Android 14 in May this yr. According to a report by GSMArena, the tech firm will set stricter measures on the subject of outdated apps being put in on new units, suggests a newly listed code.

Android 14, as per the report, won’t enable even sideloading apps that concentrate on older variations of the OS. At current, Google does not enable newly listed apps on Google Play to focus on Android variations older than 12. However, they will nonetheless sideload older software program.

Google Play additionally means that you can set up older apps, which you might have already put in previously. As beforehand identified by GSM Arena, all that’s about to vary with Android 14.

Sideloading apps would require above-average technical abilities utilizing the command shell and a brand new flag to permit set up. This method, customers will not be capable to unintentionally set up un-secure apps on their telephones.

In one other information, Google is reportedly working by itself location tag. According to a developer and dependable leaker Kuba Wojciechowski, the tech large is engaged on a sensible tracker just like Apple’s AirTag. The system is at present codenamed ‘grogu’ – possible impressed by Star Wars’ child Yoda character.

‘I have recently found references that show that Google’s working on support for locator tags in Fast Pair,’ he writes on Twitter. According to him, Google Nest Team is engaged on the system. He provides that the system will include a speaker identical to the Apple AirTag.

Google’s location tag is prone to be provided in numerous colors, however the tipster couldn’t present any specifics in the mean time. Although, he states that Google is at present working with a number of chipset producers to deliver assist for the brand new Fast Pair-based expertise to their merchandise to allow OEMs to develop their very own trackers with out a lot problem.

(With company inputs)

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