Imagine a phone that will be more private than your current smartphone, including modifying Android to rid the handset of security bugs -- would you buy it?
The Blackphone, called a more private smartphone, is being touted as an alternative to handsets at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, according to TechCrunch. The phones is created by Geeksphone, a Spanish startup in conjunction with a U.S. security company called Silent Circle. The phone uses a more secure Android incarnation called PrivatOS.
“We modified some default behaviors of Android and some security flaws that we found and we call that PrivatOS. It’s just small modifications of the Android core,” Geeksphone founder and CEO Javier Agüera told TechCrunch.