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Google Makes Full-Disk Encryption Mandatory for New Android 6.0 Devices

Google Makes Full-Disk Encryption Mandatory for New Android 6.0 Devices

October 20, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Yes, Google wants you to keep your bits and bytes as safe as possible through encryption. With the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop last year, Google wanted to make full disk Encryption mandatory , but unfortunately, the idea did not go too well. However, Google thinks the idea will go right this time, and it will try again to require full-disk encryption by default for devices that release with the newest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher versions. Google has published the new version of the Android Compatibility Definition Document ( PDF ), mandating Android encryption with a couple of exceptions in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The document reads: "For device implementations supporting full-disk encryption and with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) crypto performance above 50MiB/sec, the full-disk encryption MUST be enabled by default at the time the user has completed the out-of-box setup experience." New smartphones and tablets that ship with Androi
How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow and When will Your Smartphone Get it?

How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow and When will Your Smartphone Get it?

October 05, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Google is eager to release the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow , to some of its Smartphone and Tablet lineup. The latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update brings a whole host of new features, including Doze mode, App permissions, Google Now on Tap, "Do not disturb" setting, and easier volume controls, among other features.  Read: You can check out the key new features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow here. Along with the newly launched Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P , Google is also releasing its latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its existing Nexus devices – Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player – starting today. But, When will Your Smartphone Get Android 6.0 Marshmallow? Google Nexus devices are the first ones to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Android 6.0 Marshmallow for  Motorola: Motorola also confirmed Friday to issue Android 6.0 Marshmallow software updates for a number of its smartph
Official Name of Android M is 'Marshmallow' [Version 6.0]

Official Name of Android M is 'Marshmallow' [Version 6.0]

August 18, 2015Khyati Jain
"Android M will be Muffin?, or Mango shake?, Milkshake?, Malt ball?, Moon Pie?, Macaroon?, or is it Mars?, Marshmallow?"... …this was the guessing game that occupied most of us when Google created a suspense three months ago, at the launch of the Android M Developer Preview at Google I/O in May. Much awaited Android M is named as ' Marshmallow '; it is the thirteenth Google's Android operating system. Google revealed the 'Marshmallow' by following its ritual of keeping the statue of Android robot with a Marshmallow in his hand. Google has maintained its tradition of naming the dominant mobile Android operating system by the names of sugary delights, starting from: Cupcake Donut Eclair Froyo Gingerbread Honeycomb Ice Cream Sandwich Jelly Bean KitKat Lollipop Official Android 6.0 SDK Available for Download After the final Developer Preview, the official Android 6.0 Software Developer Toolkit (SDK) is now available for d
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