Well, this wasn’t on my bingo card: Google’s VP of Android security once proposed “Project Cake,” a plan where there would be two classes of Android apps — a smaller number of “more curated” thoroughly vetted apps, representing as much as 90 percent of the downloads on the store, and a second set that would be less curated and vetted and might warn users about risk.
It never happened. “My proposal has not launched in that form,” says Kleidermacher.
Epic attorney Yonatan Even seems to be trying to suggest it was the genesis of the Unknown Sources idea that adds friction when users sideload apps — but hasn’t yet made a firm link.
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