Android 15 to restrict app downloads on outdated OS versions

Protecting Mobile Devices: Google’s New Security Feature for Android 15

Google is introducing a new security feature to Android 15 that requires apps to target at least Android 7.0 Nougat to be downloaded in parallel. This change aims to protect mobile devices by blocking insecure apps that do not have the latest security features.

Any attempt to download an app targeting an outdated version of Android will trigger a warning dialog informing the user that the app has been blocked due to security concerns. This change aligns with Google’s efforts to improve the security and performance of its mobile operating system.

Google’s commitment to providing users with a safe and secure mobile experience is evident in this move, as well as the similar change made with Android 14, which required apps to be compatible with at least Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The implementation of this new security threshold in Android 15 ensures that apps are compatible with modern security standards.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow, released in 2015, introduced significant changes to the operating system to enhance battery life and privacy protection. With this new change, Google aims to continue its efforts to improve the security and performance of its mobile operating system by requiring apps targeting outdated versions of Android to be blocked due to security concerns.

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