The Android system is not perfect, due to its open nature, but Google is always on the run to improve its functionality and make it more useful, faster, convenient and secure for its users to use. The main advancement of Android is that it is no longer limited to smartphones and tablets. You can use whatever you usually use on an Android device on a smart watch, smart TV, or even a smart car. It basically helps the users to be able to perform their tasks from anywhere.
With the rate at which technology is advancing day by day, it will not be long before people use their keys or wallets but their devices for such purposes. Google recently announced in a blog post that it will launch the “ Android Ready SE Alliance ” which will make Android devices manufactured in a way that eliminates the need for digital keys, wallets, mobile ID and eMoney tools to from a single device. Google also mentioned that some phones these days include a piece of hardware called Secure Element (SE), which Google says is the best way for new consumers to get acquainted with new cases on Android. Google has partnered with several SE dealers to launch the General Public Availability version for SE, these SE dealers include Giesecke + Devrient, Kigen, NXP, STMicroelectronics and Thales.
Google claims that an applet from this Android Ready SE alliance is ready for use by its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partners who produce highly secure devices. The digital features offered by the Android Ready SE Alliance can work on any device, be it phones, tablets, Android TVs, or even wearable devices like smartwatches. Google’s main goal behind developing something like this is to ensure a cohesive and secure Android ecosystem for its users and for themselves.
The digital key is basically a small USB device that is fused with a print that can allow a user to securely log into any website, computer, or even the front door of their house. These digital keys can also work virtually, including on PCS, Macs and laptops. Some variants of smartphones offer digital key services, but this for sure becomes a challenge for the user as there is no guarantee of a strong, safe and secure arrangement model. The same is true for digital wallets and in this case putting a digital wallet in a device can be risky and if that device is stolen or misplaced another set of problems arise. Therefore, with the help of Android Ready SE Alliance, things like these enjoy a strong and secure back allowing users to do their daily tasks with ease without having to worry about security.
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