Considering Google's malicious treatment of user privacy data by sharing with the NSA/US government, collecting private data and selling to advertisers and using our phones and other devices as geographical /map calibration tools I can safely say:
NO OREO DOES NOT PROTECT YOUR DATA FROM THE BIG GUYS
1ns0mniac, 21 Dec 2017HAL is bit of an hell (in a good way). Suppose your protection is on & reset the device to... moreand i think it's a very good step which android was lagging, because you can lost your device and someone can easily reset your device and use it without hassle.
What's the point when the majority of Android are on Kitkat+Lollipop? Google should just stop announcing every new Android releases, and just do silent updates (ala Google Chrome).
HAL is bit of an hell (in a good way). Suppose your protection is on & reset the device to give away or to sell it. After resetting, you have to restart & enter the security PIN/Pattern or log in to the Google account it was on before reset. Unless you do this, you cannot use the device. Pretty neat feature.
like all the dawgs say: an oreo a day keeps the mfkn doctr awayyyyyyyyy
Proud user of Android Oreo 8.1 on my Google Pixel XL. The best Android OS I have seen!
AnonD-540969, 21 Dec 2017You left out the feature that gives government agencies backdoor access to the device...Like the one on iPhone?
It's also worth noting the Oreo update pushed to my Nexus 6P last week sent it into a permanent bootloop 12 hours later. Google refuses to replace it, saying it's out of warranty. I've found many other Nexus users on social media who faced this problem too.
Present devices are not support this feature ..
Only for upcoming devices
RickGH, 21 Dec 2017What is there to be proud of? Proud that our battery isn't tampered with heh
RickGH, 21 Dec 2017What is there to be proud of? Proud to have an update that bring new security feature instead of new obsolescence feature from apple
Nicely timed article, just updated my Mate 9 today.
What is there to be proud of?
Proud to be an Android user here.
You left out the feature that gives government agencies backdoor access to the device...
Have they implemented some way to protect our data from Google, Facebook and the other major data sweepers?