If you have a spotty internet connection, or perhaps the charges are too high, or connection completely unavailable. Then you probably appreciate the fact that you don’t have to get all your apps from Google Play Store all the time.
You can just wait for your family and friend to share the APK with you using one of the numerous offline sharing options. There is Xender, SHAREit, and now even Google’s Files Go can be used to share apps and games through APKs.
Well, Google does not like it when you get apps outside the Play Store. They made that clear four months ago when they announced that they will be “adding a small amount of security metadata on top of APKs to verify that the APK was distributed by Google Play.”
Earlier this week, Google made good of those promises, and as the company wrote on their developer blog. The company is starting a test program that will enable Play Store in all Android devices to be able to authenticate whether an app or game gotten by a user through peer-to-peer sharing was originally obtained from …read more