In case your bubble of hope was so big that previous dispelling of Honeycomb coming to smartphones couldn’t burst it, the fact was once again confirmed at yesterday’s Android 3.0 event. All hope isn’t lost, though, as Google spokesperson Andrew Kovacs stated that certain features of Honeycomb will, over time, make their way to Android phones.
One such feature we might hope to see on future iterations of Android’s handset OS? Data encryption. The feature lacking from Android on smartphones has created some hesitation in adoption from enterprise users, but it has been discovered Honeycomb on tablets features system-wide, password-protected encryption of all of your stored data. Apparently encryption takes about an hour to complete, but details on which standard (or standards) are being used remain scant.