Data Encryption to be Enabled by Default in Anroid L

Since 2011, Google’s smartphone operating system, Android, has given users the option to encrypt the data on their devices. Encrypting your Android device prevents anyone without your set password from reading the information stored on your device if they manage to break in or intercept any data. Very few people know about the existence of this feature, and fewer still even enable it. However, Google recently announced that their next, upcoming version of Android, currently known as Android L, will have this feature enabled by default. This announcement came shortly after Apple’s announcement that they would be expanding security for its iCould storage system, which was recently breached and resulted in several nude photos of various celebrities being leaked. The moves made by both companies help to ensure the protection of the privacy of their users. Slated to be released in October, Android L will require users to create a password during the activation process in order to automatically set up device encryption before any data can be accessed. This means that users will no longer have to worry about any of their information, pictures, videos, communication, and any other data becoming exposed to those with malicious intent, and they also will not have to think about remembering to turn on this feature.