Google to Use Verified Boot Process for Android Devices

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Google has taken a step ahead to secure Android devices by using a verified boot process, reports Kevin Tofel in ZDNet. The process will make Android devices safer by warning device owners if their software has been interfered by some unknown sources.

The boot verified system will check for irregularities in the platform code and send messages based on the verification to the device owners. So, if there would be any potential issue, Google send one of the three messages to the owner. The first message will be that your device has loaded a different operating system; the other one will be your device software can’t be checked for corruption and please lock the bootloader,. The third message would be your device is corrupt; it can’t be trusted and may not work properly. All these three messages will pop-up in yellow, orange and red color respectively. According to Google, flashing of red message is really bad and user should not use the device in its current state and should restore it to the original operating system.

This verified boot process is not implemented yet, but it is speculated that it could be a part of the coming Android M- the working title of an upcoming release of the Android mobile operating system that will focus primarily on incremental improvements and other feature additions.