Privacy oriented phone-maker Blackphone has updated its operating system to add the world’s first security-focused app store and more.
The updated version of Blackphone’s custom Android software PrivatOS will feature the most secure and privacy-optimised apps ensuring that they are safe and secure and do not snoop on users.
The new version will also support a new feature dubbed “Spaces”, which will let users create separate self-contained spaces for apps, data and accounts on the same device. The new feature can be used to separate work data from personal information on the phone and to create a parents-only space and a child-friendly one.
In addition, a “Silent Space” profile has been included in the update, which offers Blackphone’s ‘Silent Suite’ of apps for encrypted communication, the new app store and a bundle of pre-loaded privacy apps.
Announcing about the new features, Toby Weir-Jones, Blackphone’s CEO, said “The addition of Spaces and the Blackphone app store is the most significant update to privatOS since its inception and is a real game changer for the brand, further highlighting our commitment to placing privacy back into the hands of the user.”
“We are delighted to have developed the Silent Space, alongside Graphite Software, who share our core values or privacy and security,” Weir-Jones added.
The Blackphone app store is scheduled to go live in January 2015 featuring Blackphone-curated apps available for download.