Boeing this week filed an application with the United States Federal Communications Commission for a secure Android smartphone called the “Black” that will self-destruct if anyone tries to physically open the case.The company will offer it to the U.S. defense and security communities.The Black has embedded hardware security features, can be configured through software policies, and has endless modularity capabilities, according to Boeing.”With hardware encryption and other security solutions, you can significantly reduce the potential threat of attacks,” Jim McGregor, founder of Tirias Research, told TechNewsWorld. However, “unless you’re willing to limit the functionality of the device and/or its services, there will always be some threats.” The Boeing Black has a 4.3-inch qHD screen with 540 x 960 pixel resolution.With dual 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs, it weighs 170g. It runs a secure version of Android.The device will support dual SIM bands for LTE, WCDMA and GSM, so users can switch between government and commercial networks. It will integrate seamlessly into customer mobile device management systems and virtual private networks.The Black supports Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR.It has a micro-USB port, a PDMI port and a 24-pin connector, and it accepts secure SD cards.It has a modular expansion port that can be… Read full this story
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