[Ads-l] to sideload/sideloading

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 28 14:48:59 EDT 2018


https://www.cnet.com/news/fortnites-battle-royale-with-android-security-problems-is-just-getting-started/ <https://www.cnet.com/news/fortnites-battle-royale-with-android-security-problems-is-just-getting-started/>
"Fortnite's battle royale with Android security problems is just getting started”
by Alfred Ng

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Rather than download it through the official Google app store, players need to download the game and "sideload" the app on their Android devices instead.
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Instead of downloading an app from the Google Play store, some Android apps can be installed on a mobile device by downloading to a computer and then installing onto the mobile device. That is called “sideloading”.

Although apps cannot generally be sideloaded onto Apple devices, developers can sideload their unpublished apps from Xcode (the iOS development software) on a computer onto a mobile device. 

This word has made it to Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sideload <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sideload>), Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sideloading <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sideloading>) and Urban Dictionary (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sideload <https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sideload>) but not the English OLD or Merriam Webster.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
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