According to foreign technology media 9to5Google report, Google in Android 14 imposed more stringent API restrictions, which will prevent the device to install outdated applications.
Google will upgrade the Google Play App Store to Android 14, and users will be unable to install a particular app if they encounter one that has not yet had its API upgraded.
The change will also restrict users from sideloading specific APK files and prevent the app shop from installing those same apps.
Also understands from reports that this Android 14 feature is initially going live and is aimed at particularly outdated Android apps. It will be extended to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) in a subsequent push, with Google maintaining a “step-up” mechanism. Android app developers can choose to actively block them.
The report mentions that Android manufacturers plan to block the spread of malware applications on the operating system. The developers responsible for the change noted that some malware apps were intentionally targeting older Android versions to bypass certain protections that were only in place for newer apps.