Android 7.0 Nougat will let you see from where your apps were installed

Android 7.0 Nougat will let you see from where your apps were installed
According to Google, the latest Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview will be the last before the full update is released to the public, which means just about everything in there is what we should expect from the final Android 7.0. One interesting small change has to do with the information listed for installed apps on your device.

It appears when you view the information on an app you have installed, there is a new line of detail under a heading labeled "Store" which will show if you have installed an app from the Google Play Store or if you've sideloaded it (aka the Package Installer). Unfortunately, these seem to be the only two options that will be shown though. We tested out installing apps from the Amazon App Store, but even that simply showed as coming from the Package Installer. 

Of course, you may wonder what use this type of information may be. Some have claimed it may lead to some DRM issues or a crack down on sideloading apps, but there is little reason to expect DRM troubles from this. We can imagine enterprise security companies using this information to limit sideloaded apps on employee devices in order to minimize troubles from potential malware though. 


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11 Comments

1. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

In the event there's a virus/malware, you'll know which apps might be the culprit

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Good way for tech support to quickly identify any malicious apps on a client's device...

3. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Old news PA

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True PA is always slower on new of Google, WM and BlackBerry, especially if its smaller features like this Unless the news is negative, then they are pretty quick

5. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Yet they they always publish the same article "iPhone 7 No Headphone Jack CONFIRMED" every day.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

If you want PA to be fast at news reporting, then shouldn't you tip them on a daily basis? Your whinning does not help.

9. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Its not new news, buddy, if they post it every day. They should report the right (and new) news at a fast pace.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I used to tip them daily, but they dont care e.g. Earlier today I tipped them about Google Play Book's new Bubble Zoom featurehttps://android.googleblog.com/2016/07/google-play-books-introduces-bubble-zoom.html Which uses Machine Learning to zoom in on speak bubbles as you scroll through the page of a comic Sure comics are that popular But its an new, and IMO interesting, use of Machine Learning

11. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

it's i-P-h-o-n-e-A-r-e-n-a... They want to make sure we love iPhone, so they put plenty of iPhone news. It's like a minefield. We need to becareful not to click it.

6. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

It might be old news but this is actually my first time hearing this.

7. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

It was on other Android news sites a few days ago

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