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Honeycomb 3.0 Provides Data Encryption

Question asked by Saurabh Sahasrabuddhe in #Hacking and Security on Feb 4, 2011
Saurabh Sahasrabuddhe
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Recently, Google demonstrated the newer version of the Android series, Android Honeycomb 3.0. The demo of the new OS was given on Motorola’s  Xoom tablet which is soon to be launched (They say that it would be out in late February of early March).


The new Google OS is expected to bring in a lot of new features like widgets, action bar, camera support with image stabilization, improved navigation and graphics and what not. Presently, the Apple’s iPads are predominant in the tablet sector. The Apple is also planning to launch iPad 2 in near future. But there’s something that Google has managed to device to fortify its new product.

And that thing is Data Encryption. Entering the market with the weapon of data encryption, Google will be challenging the Apple’s market dominance greatly. For those who don’t know what actually data encryption is here's a short explanation. The term is used referring to some algorithm that is followed so as to convert the normal text into a cyphertext. This newer form of data is totally non-readable to a third party. The recipient of the message makes use of a key or password so decrypt this data so as to bring it to normal readable form.

Now, with the Honeycomb 3.0 on your new tab, it would hardly take an hour for you to encrypt all your applications, data files, accounts, settings and any other files and then protect it with a password.  This feature might be of a great importance to the corporate guys sending important data through mails n all. The Indian Govt had issues with the BlackBerry regarding the same topic. Though this feature may invite some threats to the national security, the Google’s new product seems to fetch it a lot of market hold.

Lets see. Posted in: #Hacking and Security

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