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Former Hedge Fund Analyst in London. BA/ MBA Strong Technology Focus
  • Samsung KNOX Indefinetly Delayed - Vaporware? 2 comments
    Apr 25, 2013 8:21 AM

    Just proving how imitating and copying is not an effective strategy, KNOX has been Iced over at Samsung.
    Samsung Delays Release of Security Software for Galaxy Phones - NYTimes.com

    Samsung Delays Release of Security Software for Galaxy Phones
    By BRIAN X. CHEN

    In February, Samsung Electronics introduced Knox, a version of Android with security features to make the company's phones more suitable for businesses, expected for release this spring. But the company has delayed the release of the software until summer, according to two people briefed on the company's plans.

    Samsung initially said Knox would launch on the Galaxy S4, which is to arrive in AT&T stores on Saturday. But two people working with Samsung on Knox, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak about their relationships with the company, said Samsung had decided to delay the release because it needed more time to test the software internally and with carriers. Samsung informed one of these people that Knox would be out around July.

    Knox is expected to ship on some Samsung Galaxy devices. Analysts say the software puts Samsung, the leading manufacturer of Android devices, in a position to replace BlackBerry as the phone for professionals.

    Samsung's spokespeople confirmed that a full version of Knox would not be available until a later date.

    "All the Knox framework components come standard on the device, with full-feature activation by solution providers and distribution channels to become available at a later date," the company said in a statement.

    Disclosure: I am long BBRY.

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  • pjdacs
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    Sweet! Thank you for the update Michael.
    25 Apr 2013, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • Matithyahu
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    The real joke here isn't that KNOX isn't available, or that it (probably) won't be very good--anybody with a pulse knew this.

     

    The joke is . . . where is the negative press? Had I not read a totally different article that referenced this article, I would never have known that KNOX was delayed.

     

    M@
    29 Apr 2013, 09:41 AM Reply Like
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