Posted by Abhijeet M. 2 weeks ago

Samsung letting go of KNOX after helping Google integrate it into Android?


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If there is one thing Samsung has spent a lot of resources on in the last year or so, it is the company’s KNOX security solution for mobile devices, with an aim to make it the de facto security standard in enterprises, challenging BlackBerry in a turf it has long held a monopoly over. Recently, in a surprise announcement, Google and Samsung revealed that part of KNOX would be integrated right into Android with the next major release (Android L), and according to Forbes, Samsung is following that announcement by stopping development on KNOX, letting Google take over.

According to Forbes, the market uptake of KNOX has been rather meager at 2 percent, though this could have changed quickly given its recent approval by the U.S. Department of Defense. The article isn’t very clear on what Samsung intends to do, but it does sound like the company will stop touting KNOX to enterprises as a separate solution since it’s now integrated into Android itself, and will likely make it a default feature in Tizen as well sometime in the future.

However, with no proper source mentioned by Forbes, this might just be a rumor that has no facts to back it up. Samsung will likely make an official announcement on the matter if it really is giving up development on KNOX, and we’ll be sure to update our readers once that happens.

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5 comments on “Samsung letting go of KNOX after helping Google integrate it into Android?

  1. droopyar 2 weeks ago said:

    Samsung is a terrible bad coder of mobile software. Remember BADA. Same for all extremely obsolete samsung applications they put inside their android phones, that NOBODY in the world uses them. Samsung better keep developping hardware and leave google the software part. Thats why TIZEN is the worst mobile OS, as samsung make it. Tizen is and will be a zero sales phone :)

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  2. aeensing 2 weeks ago said:

    Well if they are that bad then why does the us defence approve Samsung Knox????

    Reading things carefully allows lesser mis info and bad comments

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  3. iKroneaous 2 weeks ago said:

    Don’t believe anything from CrApple’s hiney sniffing iSlave Forbes! ….the writers are all on the dole. The truth is Enterprises including the medical industry are loving the whole package of KNOX features. From “Absolute Theft Recovery” to it’s secure remote wipe and containerization features. Remember too they are only giving Google part of it and there are at least a half dozen components, some designed specifically for Samsung’s own hardware! …..so yeah it’s 100% poppycock for sure. The iDiots at Forbes only wish Samsung was failing at Enterprize!!! …..so they can continue ripping off Apple share holders in buy and sell money maker!

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  4. pepooh696 2 weeks ago said:

    i guess samsung will focus on tizen based knox.

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