Android Q is more likely to warn you about questionable apps

Android QThe next version of Android will warn you more often about installing apps outside of the Play Store. Reports may no longer pop up once, but with every new installation.

This way you can Be Installing unknown apps in Android Q

Android is a very open operating system, but that brings both advantages and disadvantages. As an Android user, you are not stuck with apps from the Play Store, but you can also download and install every apk file yourself on your smartphone. However, many of these individual files have not been tested for possible malware, so you run the risk that malicious parties will gain access to your device.

Installing unknown apps

Android already warns you when you first try to put installation files from unknown sources on your device. You must then give permission once for downloading files from this source. Once you have given permission, Google will not warn you again. With Android Q that will change, so discovered 9to5Google.

Give permission repeatedly

In the Android Q-beta, you have to give permission for every installation from an unknown source. It is not yet entirely clear whether this is a deliberate choice from Google or a bug that is only in this beta. With this, Google probably wants to prevent users from giving once-only permission to an innocent app like Fortnite, and thus run a risk in the future with potentially more dangerous apps.

Android Q is only a provisional version available for a handful of devices, including the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The final version will probably be released in August and will be rolled out to smartphones from other manufacturers in the following months. The software will only be available for most models in the course of 2020.

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