Posted by Paul Crowley, Senior Software Engineer and Paul Lawrence, Senior Software Engineer
[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]
Encryption protects your data if your phone falls into someone else's
hands. The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL are encrypted by default to
offer strong data protection, while maintaining a great user
experience with high I/O performance and long battery life. In
addition to encryption, the Pixel phones debuted running the Android
Nougat release, which has even more security improvements.
This blog post covers the encryption implementation on Google Pixel
devices and how it improves the user experience, performance, and
security of the device.