Smartphone platforms andd gnupg

Johannes Graumann johannes_graumann at
Fri Jun 12 09:18:35 CEST 2009

Malte Gell wrote:
> Johannes Graumann <johannes_graumann at> wrote
>> Is there any of the common smart phone platforms (Symbian, Windows CE,
>> OSX, Android, ...) that enables painless integration of gnupg? For
>> android I'm not even sure yet whether a mail client for anything but
>> gmail exists, but in general: google is suspicously quiet on the
>> smarphone/gnupg topic ...
> Though I like the idea to have GnuPG on my Nokia N82 smartphone I doubt it
> is really worth the effort.
> These days you get powerful netbooks, sometimes even cheaper than an
> expensive smartphone and there you'd have GnuPG out of the box, so why
> fiddle with a phone?
> I think bringing things like Phil Zimmermann's Zphone to a smartphone
> would make more sense. A free, encrypting voice over ip tool, wouldn't
> that make more sense on a phone?

This depends entirely of what type of communication you use your phone for. 
Someone who does a lot of email communication from his phone will want gnupg 
on it ... I agree that "phone" also principally calls for the encryption of 
actual phone conversations, but that goes beyond what I asked ...


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