Android P to block apps built for Android 4.1 or lower versions

Google Play Store has millions of applications and a whole lot of them would not have received an update since the time of their release. Probably, many apps might not have been updated for years together. There are possibilities for the developers to have forsaken these apps or these apps are simple enough to work despite the updates being rolled out to Android. The Android P update is believed to change this scenario.

As per a report by Android Police, it is believed that Android P will have a feature, which will let Google block applications built for the dated Android 4.1 Jellybean OS or lower from running. Apparently, the smartphones running Android P might not run very old apps. If you are running any old apps on your smartphone, then you need to think if you should upgrade the device to Android P once the update hits your device.

While there is no clarity on why Android P will bring about this change and block the old apps from functioning, there is a possibility for the same to be aimed at reducing the security vulnerabilities or exploits. Many apps are functional could be prone to security vulnerabilities and these issues will be fixed with updates.

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