(I got prompted to write this because the Aptoid store stopped working on our phones. This post is not about that issue, but I noticed that it is pretty unclear what store one should use to download android apps from.)
It is one of the important features of sailfish that it supports both privacy and android apps. The weak point in this combination is that if the information where to get the apps from is unreliable.
Sailfish should really find a way to clearly communicate reliable information about:
- what stores can be trusted
- what stores have turned out to be fake or seriously flawed
If I search the web or even this forum about this, I find opinions, from different times, but no reliable statements that are kept up to date. I still don’t know if I was affected by the fake Aptoid store, because there was no precise information about it, just the store was swapped more or less silently.
In short: for security, this is a weak spot, and I think it should be treated with a bit more care. But maybe some here have some information that I don’t have?