Google quietly backs off default encryption for Android Lollipop


Google proclaimed last year that all devices running the Android 5.0 “Lollipop” would encrypt data by default. But it turns out that isn’t entirely true.

Some new Lollipop phones do not encode your phone’s information by default, according to a report from Ars Technica. Between September of last year and January 2015, Google has backed away from the requirement.

According to Google’s Android Compatibility Program, it is merely recommended that OEMs offer default encryption, not required. Google does say that this will most likely be a requirement in the future. The emphasis is Google’s: Read more…

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