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How does Google protect your Android devices and data? Be in the know next week and every month going forward

Editor's Update: We've decided to postpone the release of our annual report just a bit. And no, this isn't an April Fool's joke! We're doing some fine-tuning and look forward to sharing this report with you in a Hangout on Air on April 19th 2016.

Since launching Android in 2008, we’ve done quite a bit to strengthen security for all of our users and to make Android a trusted platform at work for companies such as SAP and Guardian Life Insurance. I’m leading the team that takes care of keeping all of these Android users secure, both at home and at work.

We’ll share more details in our Android Security 2015 Year in Review that we’re publishing next week, such as how many devices are protected daily through our Verify Apps scanning service and how fingerprint sensors are positively impacting Android lock screen adoption.

I’ll also be hosting a Hangout on Air on April 5th to share the detailed results of our Android Security 2015 Year in Review. To register for the live Hangout and learn more about our latest Android for Work security efforts, sign up here, and tune in at 10am PST on Tuesday, April 5th 2016.

And to help explain how important Android security is to us and our continued efforts to enhance it, I’ll be publishing a monthly series of Android security-themed blog posts detailing a range of topics and efforts we’re taking to secure Android devices for work:

  • Strengthening SELinux to enforce greater control over system processes at the kernel level
  • Adding Android’s Verify Boot function, ensuring a device’s state hasn’t changed since last boot
  • Expanding full disk encryption support on new Android devices
  • Including a new Fingerprint API in Android 6.0 Marshmallow for secure identity confirmation
  • Working with partners on monthly security updates
  • Separating work and personal data through Android for Work device profiles
Stay tuned in the coming months to learn more about how Google protects your Android devices and data, as well as why Android is a smart, safe choice for businesses of all sizes.