Xiaomi Working on Feature to Block Android App Sideloading

Xiaomi is currently working on a new Android feature that could help increase the security of the operating system powering its phones by simply blocking the sideloading of apps.

In other words, Android app sideloading, which right now is one of the things power users love the most on Google’s operating system (and also blocked by Apple on the iPhone) could soon be restricted on Xiaomi phone for security reasons.

Indeed, sideloading apps on Android phones could lead to the device getting compromised if users don’t know exactly what they do and end up installing malicious apps.

Xiaomi itself has reportedly acknowledged that out of all APKs that its users sideload on phones, no less than 40 percent fail to pass the security checks and 10 percent are actually risky applications that shouldn’t be installed in the first place.

Currently in testing stage

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