Google I/O is literally hours away and while we expect to see several things at this year’s conference, one of Mountain View’s biggest talking points could be improving Android’s appeal to business customers. To accomplish this, Google’s head of Android, Sundar Pichai is in talks with companies like Qualcomm to develop chips that store confidential information such as passwords and user data, so they won’t be as vulnerable to hackers, according to The Information.
Not much is known about this initiative, but its concept sounds somewhat similar to Apple’s Secure Enclave
system used with Touch ID. Intel and business software firm SAP are hosting a media event on June 25th that will outline the efforts being made to bring Android to more enterprise customers. While not much is known about the next iteration of Mountain View’s mobile operating system, Pichai recently confirmed
that it will be publicly unveiled this week during I/O, so we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out.