Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Componolit - a component-based open-source platform for trustworthy mobile devices

Deprivileging the Google software stack.

Google tracks you even with location service disabled. Your smartphone can be taken over remotely via WiFi. Opening media files remains an (unpredictable risk)[]. Despite all the effort put into mitigation techniques we don't seem to make good progress with the privacy and security of our mobile devices.

We present our vision of Componolit, an open-source platform for trustworthy mobile devices. Based on the Genode OS framework, the component-based system will provide strict isolation between apps, services and drivers. The platform will enable users to run arbitrary unmodified Android apps without giving up control of their devices. This is realized by trustworthy policy objects implemented and formally proven in the SPARK language.


Alexander Senier