When Android Nougat arrives later this Summer, it’ll include a major feature present on no other platform. A ‘verified boot’ requires your device to be free of any malware and/or potentially harmful security flaws. If detected, your phone won’t boot up at all.
Each and every year, Google takes a leap forward when it comes to security. Previously, Android devices wouldn’t fiercely alert you if such malware was found on your device. However, this may all soon change.
Android Nougat will strictly enforce a ‘verified boot,’ meaning if a flaw is found setting off a red flag, you won’t be able to boot on your device. In some instances, your device will let you boot up in a limited-use mode, kind of like a safe mode.
According to sources, this will make it harder to customize your phone using different firmwares. However, for the average person, it’ll make a nice addition thus assuring that your device is running safe and free of potentially harmful viruses. More details are viewable at the source link.
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SOURCE [Android Developers]