- Nov 15, 2013
iPhone have been hardware encrypted, and accelerated, going on two years. Android phones... well, it's complicated.
When Google announced Android Lollipop, one of the most important features for customers in the post-Edward Snowden era was hardware encryption being enabled by default. Put simply, on first boot your personal data would be kept far safer on your personal device. Unfortunately, it looks like default hardware encryption in Lollipod is a nice-to-have, not a must-have, and many Android phone vendors have simply decided to keep it off.
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