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Motorola To Plug Android Security Gaps - Increased safety for Exchange users
Posted by Lawrence Bonk as News, Press Releases
Android makes up a big share of smartphone usage nowadays. Combined, more than the iPhone actually. Still, users are not ready to do all of their business emailing from an Android phone as there are several widespread security holes. Motorola, to their credit, is on top of it.
Motorola wants to beef up Android with a new set of APIs that will allow these and other features that will hopefully garner a more favorable look from IT admins interested in protecting corporate data. According to an InfoWorld article Motorola will be using recently acquired 3LM, or Three Laws Mobility, to develop the APIs.
The question is, how will this impact other Android device makers? Would Motorola make the security APIs available to third parties? If they do for a fee, then it is more likely that there would be “consumer” devices that wouldn’t have the features to save money on licensing fees. If they don’t, then the problem gets more complex as only Motorola phones would be approved by many IT departments. If that happened, other Android device makers may try their own solutions and that could cause other issues with compatibility and consistency on the platform.
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