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Google has now developed a new cryptography based encryption solution for the entry-level smartphones which is running its Android OS to help safeguard data.

Adiantum, which is a new form of encryption can run on the devices that do not have the specialized hardware to adopt some of the existing methods of encrypting locally stored data efficiency, said in a report.

Moreover, most mid to flagship level smartphones use the latest Advanced Encryption Standard that is supported with the ARMv8 Cryptography extension which can run on the high-end processors.

Interestingly, Google itself runs with an entry-level smartphones programme which is known by the name as Android Go under which it partners with the local handset makers. The programme is also active in India and is also seen as one of the key tools to execute the internet giant strategy of acquiring the next set of new users from the country.

“This (Adiantum) will make the next generation of devices more secure than their predecessors, and allow the next billion people coming online for the first time to do so safely,” said Eugene Liderman, director of Google’s Android Security team.

Google also revealed that the Android device manufacturer can also enable the Adiantum for either the file-based encryption or full disk on devices which show lesser AES performance, starting with the help of Android Pie.

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