Android Honeycomb adds an 'Encrypt Tablet' security option

Android Honeycomb adds an 'Encrypt Tablet' security option
Both Android and iOS have run into criticism about their security as of late. But Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) has added an interesting feature to further secure your personal data. While perusing the Motorola Xoom, Engadget discovered an 'Encrypt Tablet' option, wherein you can secure all your information with a personal PIN.

The process must be a long one, because the prompt tells you to ensure that you have a full battery before beginning the encryption. When they asked the Google representative about the encryption, he clarified that it is a feature of Honeycomb as a whole, not an exclusive to the Motorola Xoom.

Unfortunately, he wouldn't elaborate as to the cryptographic standard, so it may not be quite on the BlackBerry's level. Regardless, the mere inclusion of encryption bodes well for Android's future as a corporate user's must-have-accessory.

source: Engadget

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