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26 April 2013, 11:13

Samsung knocks KNOX back to July

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Samsung logo Samsung's KNOX security technology for mobile phones has been delayed. A report in The New York Times cited two anonymous sources working with Samsung on KNOX as saying that the release had been delayed for further testing internally and with carriers. That delay would be until July.

When pressed for a comment, Samsung said that a full version of KNOX would be available "at a later date". Specifically it noted that "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".

Originally announced in March, KNOX is based around SELinux kernel extensions and, through an integrated management application, allows users and administrators to strictly separate sensitive content and applications from having any visibility of each other by placing each application in an encrypted container. Scheduled to arrive with new Samsung devices, specifically the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S4, the KNOX technology was expected to be the start of the company taking on BlackBerry's entrenched secure enterprise business.


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