|Samsung Just Releases Its Comprehensive Mobile Solution For Work and Play - Called KNOX™ - And Made Sure It Works For Developers|
Samsung presented KNOX which will now offer a ‘container solution’ that separates work and play on your smartphone. Samsung stated that this 'container' will be easily accessible from the KNOX icon on the home screen and will feature applications and solutions that users need for work.
The 'container' apps will include email, contacts, calendar, file sharing, collaboration, a browser and more. KNOX work container will present these in a secure environment and keep the personal and work side completely separate, which is what most IT departments will find as the key selling point.
What is important for us, is that although KNOX gives the IT department and users what they want, Samsung also made sure this will work for the developers as well. According to details provided, Samsung KNOX will be able to allow existing Android apps to “gain enterprise integration and validated, robust security with zero change to the application source code.”
|Samsung KNOX™ - Structure|
Samsung has positioned KNOX as an end-to-end solution that is easy for all sides to integrate and satisfied the User, IT departments and App developers.
So far Samsung has not offered the key details such as exactly when it will be available and what costs will be involved, but what we have seen is that KNOX will be “commercially available in selected Samsung GALAXY devices” beginning in the second quarter.
We may get more info on KNOX when the Galaxy S IV is announced on March 14 in New York City.
What is important for ScreamingBox, is that we will be able to code our clients Android apps to work with this interesting BYOD solution that will possibly become a standard feature on Samsung Mobile devices.