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Google is suggesting the existing sideload flow on Android isn’t incredibly far from what Mickens is asking for.

We’re seeing that after we eliminate steps in the modern install flow that are out of the Android operating system’s direct control, there are few that Mickens takes issue with — mostly just the scare screens.

“You agree with the concept of asking users for consent before you allow one app to be an installer on the phone, right?” Yes.

In a March video deposition, Mickens suggested that the discriminatory nature of the scare screens (that is to say, they don’t pop up when you install via Google Play, only third-party stores and sideloaded apps) was his primary remaining concern with them.