Google’s new Android Ice Cream Sandwich is fully decked out with new features. One of the most important developments to be announced by the Google is fully device data encryption.

In essence, if your smartphone is running Ice Cream Sandwich, you’re able to completely lockdown your data to anyone that doesn’t have your password. Your phone will a be a safe. Just don’t forget your password.

This was major implications for businesses that issue smartphones. RIM’s Blackberry series was the first to offer the company’s data protection, but now Apple and Android are catching on. Could this new feature be the kick Android needs to boost itself into the business world? Only time will tell.