[guardian-dev] Android O's "Manage External Sources"!
dominik at dominikschuermann.de
Wed Mar 22 01:17:56 EDT 2017
Great feature indeed, now people hopefully no longer complain that they
need to turn on "unknown sources" system-wide.
Still, I guess even when F-Droid gets this special permission, it will
still need to show the PackageInstaller UI for updating apps.
On 03/22/2017 03:28 AM, Nathan of Guardian wrote:
> Just saw this new feature in Android O:
> " each app now must be granted the install source permission for APK
> 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... :(
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