In today’s smart phone world the risk of security breaches is the major issues. This issue make users and manufacture to think about the security and encryption of the smartphone.
After a seven-month period following its MWC announcement, the GranitePhone is now available for purchase. The phone, conceived by IT security specialists from Sikur, and made by Archos, can now be ordered from its dedicated website for the hefty sum of $849.
A tech giant partnership between Archos and secure software specialists Sikur has yielded the GranitePhone, a device that runs Sikur’s fully encrypted GraniteOS on top of Android. As Granitephone website site claims, the GranitePhone encrypts every bit of communication data on the device, including calls, messages, contacts and more. While the device has Android at its core, it doesn’t look like it includes Google’s service, including the Play Store — so it’s not likely to appeal to anyone except those who really put security at the forefront. Combination of the cost and hardware is not justify, they are not complementing each other. it’s all about the encryption here.
Since the GranitePhone doesn’t run stock Android or iOS, it’s also less likely to attract exploits. Since hundreds of millions of devices run iOS and Android, hackers are often trying to find ways to break into the software. GranitePhone’s Android-based secure OS, meanwhile, is much more locked down and keeps a lower profile.
Under the secure operating system, the GranitePhone is more or less like any other mid-range smartphone you’d buy. The device features a Snapdragon 615 processor, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, 16 and 8 Megapixel camera, 2700-mAh battery, 5-inch 1080p display and 4G LTE network. Of course, what really matters about this device is its ability to ensure security for even the most sensitive of information anyone would keep on a smartphone
Source : http://www.granitephone.com/