Google outlines security features in Android 7.0 Nougat

Posted on 17-08-2016 , by: admin , in , 0 Comments

During an hour-long Hangouts web chat for the media and select IT professionals, Google has provided a glimpse of some of the new security features in its upcoming mobile OS, Android 7.0 Nougat, which should be available on Google Nexus devices “in a few weeks,” according to the company.

The online briefing wasn’t meant to be exhaustive. Instead, it provided a top-level look at a set of new security and management tools in Android Nougat and Android for Work. Here’s a breakdown of the most notable security improvements in Nougat, for Android users and IT administrators.

Android Nougat device-security enhancements

1. Direct boot and stronger encryption

Android Nougat users who encrypt their phones will no longer have to enter a security code after a reboot and then wait for their devices to restart in order to use core native features. Google apps including the phone and alarm will work on encrypted phones after a reboot, but the passcode will be required to access data using those apps, such as a phone contact list.