Google is reportedly building new Android business features: APIs, enterprise apps, data encryption, and more

As part of Google’s development of the next Android version, the company is working on developing business-specific features to take on leader BlackBerry as well as newcomers Apple and Samsung. The move is part of a major effort to make its Android software more attractive to businesses and corporate buyers, according to two sources cited by The Information. Google’s Sundar Pichai is leading the initiative to boost Android’s security, and possible features include storage of sensitive information directly on chips, stronger data encryption, as well as compatibility with apps that require extra authentication (such as biometric information like thumbprints). New...



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