Amazon Releases Encryption back to Fire OS

Mar

7

2016

Amazon gets back on its earlier decision to remove the ability to encrypt data from its Fire OS. The online store takes the decision back after many complaints arose about the removal of the encryption capability.

A spokesman for Amazon might be facing Engadget know that soon must come from an update that the possibility of full disk encryption adds again to Fire OS, the Android-based mobile operating system that Amazon uses for some of its mobile devices. The online store states that the update should come in the spring, but gave no details on the exact release date.

With the release of an update is Amazon back on a previous decision to remove the encryption option from Fire OS. That was done last September, but was only last week discovered when older devices Amazon received a software update and the data to be decrypted. Which then caused a lot of criticism from users. Amazon said in response to removed the encryption option because it would be mainly a business feature, and it would be hardly used.

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