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Samsung Galaxy S4 update rolling out, seems to prep the device for use with KNOX

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Last updated: September 23rd, 2013 at 10:42 UTC+02:00

Samsung recently announced that its KNOX security suite would be opened for use to all consumers instead of those in enterprise. Samsung now seems to be in the process of getting things ready to reach that goal, as a new update is rolling out for the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) in a few countries that adds the necessary system files for KNOX. The application itself is not yet ready for use, but the addition of the requisite files means we should see it all finalized in another update down the line (possibly through the Android 4.3 update).

For those wondering what KNOX does, it is basically a security platform that integrates itself with Android’s framework and the device hardware to create a “container,” a separate execution environment for apps to run and store data. Any apps that are run inside this environment have their data safe and sound from those outside it, allowing one to run trusted apps without fear of having their data compromised. The Galaxy Note 3 already supports it by default, and similar software updates will add the feature to the Galaxy S3 and Note II as well.

Details are scarce at this moment, but we’re in the process of flashing the new firmware to try things out, so be sure to check back later on for more information. For now, be sure to check if the update is available for your phone in Samsung’s Kies PC Suite, though it should be arriving over-the-air as well.

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