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‘Kill Switch’ missing from Android 5.0 Lollipop, officials question Google

October 18, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments
Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google has just launched its all new Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Google, however, has been questioned on the new operating systemas soon as it launched it, for not complying with the law.

This year a law in California made it mandatory for the smartphone makers to add a ‘kill switch’ to the phone from beginning July 2015, which would give the user the ability to remotely deactivate the phone if stolen, or lost.

In the Google phone launched this week Google added a feature called the “factory reset protection.” This needs a Google ID and password before a phone can be reset, and only works when a phone passcode is enabled – making it an opt-in features (rather than a mandatory in-built feature), reports Forbes.

According to an official this antitheft feature “doesn’t appear to comply with California’s recently passed law,” which requires the feature to be an opt-out feature, reports SFGate.

Since the feature of not default or in-built in the new OS, it is cannot be called complying with the law. To let the handsets sell in the California, the company needs to make the handsets complying to the rule in next gew months.

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