Google has worked hard to bring its Android OS to where it currently rests, be it in terms of performance or even security. In fact, the latter aspect has been beefed up even further with the new Android 7.0 Nougat.
According to the tech giant, Android 7.0 Nougat will not handle things like Android 6.0 Marshmallow does. The new OS will be able to first check or rather scan for the existence of any malware on your phone during the booting process. In case of any discovery, you may end up not accessing your phone since it will not be able to boot.
The story is almost the same with users of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, where the OS makes a similar scan of the phone for malware during the boot process, however, the phone will continue to boot even if one is found, but you will be warned of the same. Now, with Android 7.0 Nougat, this security protocol is headed to the next level where the device will not be able to boot if a malware is found.
In some cases, the infected Android 7.0 Nougat phone may continue to boot, but in a limited mode, something similar to safe mode. Of course, this is a big improvement that will see any potentially infected device fail to boot and in the process prevent the execution of the malware, however, it also means that you may find yourself locked out due to non-malicious data corruption. This is true because not all corrupted data is malicious.
As noted, this will be a great addition to Android 7.0 Nougat and the general Android family as it helps improve on security and privacy of content stored on devices. However, it spells some bad times for those who enjoy tweaking their devices with the help of custom ROMs since Google says that any handset that has a locked bootloader will take advantage of the new settings to check for any modifications on the phone. So, unless you have an Android 7.0 Nougat phone that has an unlocked bootloader, you may find it even harder when it comes to installing custom ROMs on your phone.
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