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Android 3.0 provides "Encrypt Tablet" security feature

updated 10:35 pm EST, Wed February 2, 2011

Feature spotted on Motorola Xoom

Google appears to have increased the security features in Android 3.0, adding an "Encrypt Tablet" option to protect all of the data on the device. The feature was spotted on a Motorola Xoom tablet, though it is said to be a common option available on any Android 3.0-equipped device. A dialog warns that initial encryption takes up to an hour and requires a fully charged battery.

For enterprise deployments, Google is reportedly planning on adding an option to enforce security standards across a range of devices. Business users would be forced to enter a PIN or password every time they use the device, ensuring that any sensitive data stays protected.

It is unclear if the encryption option will be one of the features that eventually makes its way to the smartphone versions of Google's mobile OS. [via Engadget]

by MacNN Staff



  1. gemanian

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I want one so bad!

    Hey I just wanted to say I'm extra pumped about the Xoom! to bad I just bought an I've gota find someone who wants to buy it :(

    also for the latest news on the Xoom visit the

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I want one too!

    I know how you feel. All that Google Goodness just a few weeks away. I am pumped! I never bought an iPad so I don't have to worry about selling it :-)

    Thanks for the link. I can't wait to be a part of the "Xoom Club".


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