Android Version 5.1 Lollipop
New Security Features : A Must Read.recently Google just brought out a news about the latest release of android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade
with new security features.according to google team on android 5.1
, the security features enables one to enter their gmail account used in setting up the phone when it was bought to unlock it if the phone is stolen and formatted.so if you are making use of latest android 5.1 upgrade and your device got stolen and was formatted, one is expected to insert your gmail login details to unlock and get access to the phone.the new security anti theft features that is added to android 5.1 is called android device protection
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What it does is that you will have to insert your gmail account details to fully unlock the phone even if you formatted or wipe the phone.so if it is stolen, the thieve will have to unlock it by using your gmail login details you used to enable the anti-theft device protection before they can have access to the phone.
Android will require you to connect to the internet and then enter the account password of the last Google account on the Android device. If you have multiple accounts on the device, it should default to the "primary" Google account on your device, which is typically the one you signed into first. Regardless of which it chooses, you should know the passwords to all your synced Google accounts if you want to use Device Protection.
This makes it difficult for them since only you have the details.even if it is formatted, they will still need the login details for the device protection in other to have access.
The new upgraded android version 5.1 security features is a welcome development.lets see how effective this could be for phone engineers that knows their onion.
I believe for the novice, it may be difficult to bypass this security features but what about for those phone geeks and engineers that knows their onion.
Probably there would be back door to bypass this feature.lets see how it goes.
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