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  • Android 14 is set to implement stricter restrictions on apps targeting older versions of the OS.
  • Users will no longer be able to download these apps through the Play Store or sideload them from elsewhere.

Android 13 has reached over 5% of all devices in less than six months, and with that rollout successfully underway, it’s time to look forward to Android 14. Developer previews for the new Android version should land around March, and we’re already seeing a few details of the software trickle out thanks to code sleuths. One of these changes will affect app downloads across the board on Android 14.