Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 24, 2020, 08:16:
Google, Apple, and Microsoft are all walled gardens. The only platform of the three you can sideload applications on is Google's...after a bit of tinkering. Even so, for most people, it's still a walled garden.
There really is no one to root for here.
Google doesn’t officially allow that though, do they? I mean it obviously isn’t as difficult as a jail break on iOS (not that a jail break is
difficult, small children do it all the time, just more so than side loading), but as far as the EULA / legalize on phones isn’t it the same thing?
At any rate, you don’t have to sideload on Windows and if you wanted to you can on Xbox, unless that has changed.
You can also side load on iOS in an approved way, though the software will only be signed for a limited time period. A week or two I think (it is intended for amateur developer testing) after which you will have to resign again. The main reason it isn’t more common is that most users don’t want to side load applications they have or can get the source code for.
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