We compile release on privacy-oriented Android device from Black Phone




The Dutch provider KPN, the release of the privacy-oriented Android device from Black Phone. The provider wants more time to see if the smartphone its promise of privacy can live up in tests. Now we expect the release late this year.

KPN test as usual with smartphones how Black Phone it does on its own network, but also wants the provider extensive testing of the Black Phone are promises in the area of privacy can deliver, says the Dutch company against telecom site GSMHelpdesk from Telecompaper, something that provider has confirmed against Tweakers.

The provider makes the “conservative estimate” that the release of the Black Phone end of this year will take place. Originally, we had a release this summer in mind, but the tests seem to take longer than expected to complete. The Swiss company SGP Technologies currently provides already the first Black Phones to people who had pre-ordered the device. KPN is so far the only provider that the phone seems to sell.

Targeted privacy smartphone running Priv Atos, a fork of Android 4.4. Priv Atos has several privacy features, such as being able to set permissions per app, encryption of web traffic in the browser and bundled apps for encrypted calls and texting. Also users get when purchasing subscriptions to various privacy-friendly services that are on the device.

The Black Phone has a Nvidia Tegra 4i-soc on board, with four Cortex A9 processor cores at 2GHz and economical companion core.’s 4i has a GeForce GPU from Nvidia and Icera 500 baseband with 4G support. The screen of the smartphone has a diagonal of 4.7 “and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels.

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