Google puts more focus on mobile security in Android 12

Google seems to have taken mobile security and data privacy on a serious note, as it is clear in its latest preview of its Android 12 Operating System. Introducing to the world the new mobile operating system, Dave Burke, the Vice President of Engineering working for the Alphabet subsidiary stated that the new OS will give utmost attention to security features.

Dave added that the Android 12 will for now on be meant only for developers and might be introduced by September 2021 on all Google Pixel Smart Phones and will be rolled out to other devices by mid next year.

Confirmed sources say that Android 12 will insist for a 6 character password that has to be an Alpha-Numeric one tucked with a special character. And if the user cannot abide by the rules, then the device will be prompted to add a more secure password.

The upcoming version will also allow IT admins to access employee services with the help of a secure certificate management for applications. As it is not that easy-to-use company software on the Android devices, the next version of Android OS will also see that IT admins can install management software of contractor phones with little complexity.

On an overall note, Android 12 is said to help create a better relation among employees and consumers by relying less on static information used for the identification of a device.

Since Apple Inc has made privacy element key in its marketing campaigns, Google seems to take on the same path with its Android 12; that is visible in its latest announcement.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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