Downloading Third Party Apps Now Far More Difficult With New Android Update

Part of the charm that is associated with the use of Android phones is associated with having a lot more freedom than would be the case when it comes to using Apple devices such as iPhones and the like. However, with all of that having been said and out of the way it is important to note that the new update that is coming to Android might just change all of that, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that you might not be able to download 3rd party apps quite as easily as might have been the case before.

While it is still possible to download third party apps, the process is a bit longer than it was previously. Now after trying to attempt one download of the APK required for the app to function, you will be asked to provide permission for this app to be download in the first place. Whereas previously this would have essentially worked by you giving permission and the app subsequently being downloaded quite easily with it being pretty much as simple as that and no more, now the downloader is forcibly closed after you have granted permission so you would have to start the process from the start once again with the permission having already been granted.

Some might think that this is a glitch and that Google wouldn’t make such a recognized part of Android work so poorly no but the fact of the matter is that the tech giant has responded to complaints about this sort of thing by saying that it is normal behavior and the system is pretty much just fulfilling functions that it has been designed to fulfill. This means that this is intentional which might be a problem for some people.

Screenshot: Androidpolice.

Sources: Google Issue Tracker / Reddit - AD_LB.

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