Donald Trump Forced to Surrender Android Phone for Secure Device

Source: Variety

Donald Trump, set to be sworn in as President of the U.S. on Friday, has relinquished his beloved Android smartphone for a Secret Service-approved encrypted device, according to reports.


Now that the mogul-turned-president no longer has his civilian phone — which was a Samsung Galaxy, per a New York Times report — he may be unable to use Twitter as frequently as he has to date. However, Trump has claimed he will continue to tweet from his regular  handle as well as the White House’s official @POTUS account. (President Obama’s tweets will be archived at a new account, @POTUS44, maintained by the National Archives.)


Trump’s new secure phone has a new number that is known to only a few people, according to theTimes. The president-elect told an associate Thursday that he had given up his previous Android device, per the Associated Press.