Honeycomb lets Data Encryption: End of iPad?

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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California, Feb 3: It seems to be the end for the domination of Apple iPad in the tablet market. The technology conglomerate Google has unveiled its latest tablet only Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system aiming to end the monopoly of Apple iPads.

Google has incorporated various high-end features on Honeycomb OS that give a great threat to Apple, who is planning to launch iPad 2 in near future. Honeycomb offers a revamped UI that makes the use of tablets an amazing experience.

We heard lot about different features about Honeycomb tablets, but this may change your mind even if you are a damn iPad lover or Apple loyalist. The technology blog, Engadget, reported that Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb lets users to encrypt the whole data of their tablets.

The report says that Honeycomb has a feature to encrypt all data on the tablet and protect it with a password. This option is available on upcoming Motorola Xoom tablet, but it will be added to all other tablets set to launch in coming days.

Engadget showed one image of this feature available on Motorola Xoom which says, "encrypt your accounts, settings, downloaded applications and their data, media and other files." The encryption may take one hour or more time to code the entire data on the tablet.

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