Honeycomb tablets to support encryption

Looks like RIM are going to have some competition in the enterprise sector when it comes to business-friendly features of their operating system. RIM has been well-known for implementing top-notch security and data encryption features in the BlackBerry OS and it looks like Google are planning to do the same with Android. At the Google event yesterday, the folks at Engadget poked around the Xoom (Motorola’s upcoming Android 3.0/Honeycomb tablet) and found some encryption features buried within the settings menu of the tablet. The feature lets users encrypt all the data on the tablet and secure it with a password. Encryption of data takes an hour or more though, so users have to make sure that their tablet is fully juiced and plugged in before attempting anything. Kudos to Google for implementing such a feature though they failed to talk about it during yesterday’s Honeycomb presentation. I wonder why?

This article was filed in Homepage > Tablets and was tagged with Android, android 3.0, Google, honeycomb, motorola xoom, Security and Tablet.
Like us, and get the best stories

User Comments