[guardian-dev] Android O's "Manage External Sources"!

Nathan of Guardian nathan at guardianproject.info
Tue Mar 21 22:28:09 EDT 2017


Just saw this new feature in Android O:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/21/android-o-feature-spotlight-model-installing-apps-unknown-sources-changed/
" each app now must be granted the install source permission for APK
installation"

What this means is the a user will be prompted grant a specific app, in
our case F-Droid, permission to install APKs, as opposed to the enabling
"unknown sources" forever. 

This a huge exciting opportunity for legitimizing decentralized app
hosting, without compromising a user's security. So cool.

Now if only it didn't take years for the latest Android release to get
traction... :(

+n


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