Google has a new form of encryption called Adiantum designed to bring storage encryption at cheaper Android devices without affecting performance. Currently, devices such as Android Smartphones smartphones, smart watches, and TVs have fallen into Google's performance requirements for encryption. At Adiantum, Google says that every Android device can be encrypted, meaning privacy is not just for those who are capable of it.
Encryption is a key defense against anyone, even criminals or exploitative authorities, who want to access your personal information without your permission. Adiantum is designed to encrypt your Android device's storage, keeping any documents or files stored on your device private and secure.
Most Android hardware is currently encrypted using the AES standard, but phones are less expensive, such as those fitted with of low-end processors built around ARM For example, the Cortex-A7, does not have AES hardware support. Google says Adiantum is five times faster than the standard Android AES encryption on low power devices. Nerds can read all the amazing details about the evolution of the new encryption mode in this blog post.
"Our hope is that Adiantum is democratizing encryption for all devices," wrote Eugene Liderman, Google's Mobile Security Strategy Director, "Just as you did not buy the phone without text messaging, there is no reason to compromise security for the performance of the device. Everyone should have privacy and security, regardless of their phone's price tag. "