Last week Amazon released a software update for their Amazon Fire OS, the update was Fire OS 5 and it removed encryption from their Fire tablets and devices.
Amazon said last week that the reason that the encryption was removed from their devices was because people were not using the feature.
Now the company has announced that encryption will be returning to their Fire OS devices in a software update which will be released this spring, you can see a statement they gave to Engadget below.
The timing of Amazon’s removal of the encryption could not be worse for the company, considering Apple’s current fight with the FBI over encryption on the iPhone.
It does seem a little strange that Amazon would remove the encryption when there is a major court case going on relating to encryption. It is possible that the reaction Amazon received to last weeks software update has cause them to back track and bring encryption back to their devices.
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