Fingerprint sensing technology employed by Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S5 may suggest how smartphone companies are striving to ensure user’s security. It seems like this particular aspect might be getting more attention by…guess who. It might be the major surprise here-it’s the airplane manufacturer Boeing! It turns out the latest phone by Boeing is designed with high-profile agents in mind. What makes the phone so security focused and what features are embedded within the system, let us try and go through the defenses of the new Boeing Black to find out.
First off, Boeing has ventured into the Android world with its level of flexibility and the vast room for experimentation. The scare of security breaches with Android exists but Boeing considered the potential threats as it went about the manufacturing process. Features such as embedded secure components, secure boot, hard crypto engine and disk encryption are further proof of the kind of safeguards applied to Boeing Black.
Speaking of the design, Boeing Black is curvy at the edges and allows for attachment of external battery, location tracking sensors and satellite transceivers. Fear someone might be trying to forcefully open the casing? Boeing Black will delete the data right away before that comes to pass. Spec-wise, Boeing Black is a dual SIM handset that sports a 4.3-inch qHD. 1.2GHz Dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor will keep most functions on the phone working at a brisk pace. The phone is expected to stay up and running for good time with the 1590mAh battery.
Considering the intense security focus with the Boeing Black, a majority of Google’s stock offerings might well be eradicated from the package. This could include apps such as Gmail and YouTube. It makes me want to question whether I would want to be a government agent with this gadget under those circumstances.
There is no word on the pricing or release date as of now but we could safely assume that these details will be released soon. So then, who is willing to become a government agent?