Setting up a brand new Android smartphone can be an all-day endeavour, given the need to log in to all of your favourite apps and services.
Thankfully, Android 11 will go a long way towards changing that. Google is introducing a new API for developers call Block Store, which ensure tokens for login credentials are saved via cloud backups.
The feature is similar in spirit to Apple’s iCloud Keychain feature, which makes logging into apps on iOS an absolute doddle.
Google explains the feature in a new video published for developers today. Essentially, if the feature is enabled, the app will create an authentication token with end-to-end encryption for users of the app, which will be stored locally on the handset.
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