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Google boosts Android security with encrypted tablets

The fourth and fifth paragraphs of the story, "Google boosts Android security with encrypted tablets, remote PIN reset" have been changed due to updated information from the vendor.

The story has been edited on the wire, and the fourth and fifth paragraphs now read:

The tablet encryption requirement is achieved through an API that lets administrators enforce policies such as encryption and the aforementioned PIN reset. While Android for phones has supported software-level encryption, it appears that Android 3.0 for tablets supports the more robust hardware-level encryption.

The PIN reset and encryption features, as well as a new tool for looking up corporate contacts, will be rolled out to Google Apps business and education customers. Google Apps for Business costs $50 per user per year for Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar and several other applications. To get all the new features, end users will need to update the Google Apps Device Policy app and download the new Google Apps Lookup app from the Android market.


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