Google announced new features to strengthen the security of Android devices

Google announced new features to strengthen the security of Android devices
Google announced new features to strengthen the security of Android devices

He Android operating system will receive modifications that will provide a greater security to its users on mobile devices in cases of theft, through functions that were presented this Wednesday on the second day of the event for Google developers.

While some of the announced features will arrive exclusively to Android 15, others will be available in previous versions of the system.

One of the tools that will come to Android will be capable of detect sudden movements to automatically lock the screen if a device has been stolen. The function is designed to prevent a criminal who is trying to escape with another person’s phone from being able to access its information if it was unlocked at the time of the theft.

Android will do the same when it detects many unsuccessful unlock attempts, and It will activate auto lock when it detects that the phone has been disconnected of the network for an extended period.

Google also showed off a new remote locking method for Android phones that will work through the android.com/lock site. To activate it, you will have to enter the phone number associated with the device and answer a security question.

All of these features will be available on devices running Android 10 or higher and will be released later this year.

Additional protection in Android 15

The privacy protection It was one of the points that Google placed special emphasis on during its event. And when it comes to Android 15, the company made the “private space” feature official. Through this tool, users will be able to hide sensitive apps within a separate section of your phones to restrict access.

Pulling down the applications menu and sliding down will take you to a pop-up window that will ask for a biometric identification method or a PIN. But the restriction will not only prevent access to these apps, but will also isolate your data and notifications.

The “private space” can now be tested in beta 2 of Android 15.

Android 15 is the latest available version of Google’s mobile operating system.

Another security feature that will debut in Android 15 will be the factory reset protection. The software will not allow the device to be reset – something that is always done on stolen devices – if the access credentials of the phone or the Google account associated with it are not entered.

On the other hand, an extra layer of protection was established for key functions such as deactivating the screen lock or disabling Find My Device – the application for tracking and erasing information on a phone. These types of actions will also require authentication using PIN, pattern or biometric data.

The same will happen when you want to change critical cell phone protection settings or a Google account from an unknown location.

 
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