Boeing, NSA phones hint build-your-own may be only way to make Android secure

Giant aircraft-maker joins NSA in effort to make Android secure (with no luck so far)

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Any actual security built into Android would be a huge benefit not to mention a huge surprise– to Android users. It's just not clear how serious Boeing is about driving down the cost of its phone and whether secure-Android tech will bleed out to actual consumer versions, rather than the ProSumer version Boeing appears to be developing.

Boeing execs didn't say enough about their own phone to say how closely their phone resembles the NSA's.

They also avoided saying whether the phone would be secure enough that passengers could use them on Boeing airplanes while on the tarmac waiting for takeoff without being kicked off the plane like Alec Baldwin absorbed in a game of Words with Friends.

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