Canonical allows encrypted storage in future be possible in Ubuntu for smartphones

Jan

12

2016

Canonical is planning to enable encryption for the storage memory of Ubuntu for smartphones, but the job is at the earliest after the release of 16:04. The feature is already in other mobile operating systems.

Developers have the lack of an option for encryption and bug on Launchpad put, is home to monitor developments. In a mailing list says a Canonical developer that the feature is coming, but the team still has not set a release date.

Ubuntu Desktop supports encryption of storage for more than a decade, but the mobile version of the operating system still does not have that feature. Other mobile operating systems have it already. In Android 6.0, it is mandatory for new devices, iOS uses it by default.

The mobile version of the Linux distro that sometimes the term ubuntu touch inherits, last year, first appeared in smartphones, including the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu and the Meizu MX 4 Ubuntu Edition. Last year, added Canonical Convergence far, the method of using the smartphone via connecting a desktop, keyboard and mouse and desktop.

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