Security, why we need…….
Android fragmentation isn’t just annoying for users, also bad for their security. 95% of iPhones are encrypted right now while only 2% of Android phones have that security feature.
There is one simple reason: Google did not start mandating full-disk encryption on flagship devices until Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which still has a low share of the Android smartphone market. As a result, the big amount of Android devices in the world lack this critical security feature.
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Check the report that shows how many Android phones and iPhones are encrypted:
— Owen Williams ⚡️ (@ow) March 15, 2016
That is obviously not good.
Google has committed for years to improve fragmentation issues in Android devices but so far it’s made little concrete progress in getting device manufacturers and carriers to get their devices upgraded in a timely fashion.
Android N developer preview, suggests that Google has started to separate its mobile OS into two pieces: Core OS and the user interface that OEMs modify to add their own apps and features. We’ll have to wait and see whether this change leads to increase in the percentage of encrypted Android devices, however. It could be helpful feature for Android to lead.