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BlackBerry CEO John Chen responds to Google and Samsung's plan to use KNOX on the Android platform

BlackBerry CEO John Chen responds to Google and Samsung's plan to use KNOX on the Android platform
Samsung's decision to allow secure container Samsung KNOX to be used throughout the entire Android platform, is expected to help users in the enterprise feel confident with Android. The OS has been the target of the vast majority of malware strikes, according to data from security firms. KNOX is Samsung's sandbox, or container, that offers a secure browser, SMS app, contacts list, calendar and other business apps.

Samsung KNOX is going to be made part of Android  L, so those receiving the update to the next build of Google's open source OS, will receive it. Those with older Android phones will be able to download a stand-alone app from the Google Play Store. With KNOX, users can turn the "container" off or on, depending on whether the phone is being used for business or play.

The news that KNOX is going to be used to protect all of Android, has BlackBerry CEO John Chen up in arms. Writing on the official BlackBerry blog, the executive says that while he applauds Google and Samsung's "efforts," people should look for companies that have spent 30 years working on security and productivity. Chen says that people should look to the company that "can walk the walk". Of course, we know that he is referring to BlackBerry.

"While we applaud Google and Samsung for their plans, we don't think it's enough for security-minded enterprises. Instead, look to companies that have literally invested three decades into advancing the twin causes of security and productivity. In other words, don't be dazzled by those who can talk the security talk. Instead, look to the company that has proven repeatedly it can walk the walk."-John Chen, CEO, BlackBerry

source: BlackBerry via TheRegister

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posted on 04 Jul 2014, 11:37 20

1. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Sad. Why is BlackBerry still around?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 11:42 22

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Because they still have potential and Chen is a great leader who won't abandon the ship so easily.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:02 10

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14194; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They had potential but they lost it by delaying BB10.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:08 9

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Passport looks amazing.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:15 2

12. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


looks amazing doesn't sell... see how bb z10, q10 and playbook ended up.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 18:55 2

46. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


It seems that BB10 is selling. Look at the Z3 in your own country of Indonesia.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:14 1

11. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


they DID NOT delay bb10.
bb10 was not ready at that time, and still not ready for prime time.
They just don't have any thing other than big mouth.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 14:47 5

36. tatail (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


All I see is that your mouth is 100 times bigger than JC cause you are at it all time. And with all your trolling you are proving it.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 18:57 4

47. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


BB10 is so far ahead of some other OS's that it's pathetic. The only OS that can match it feature-wise and power-wise is Android.

The only big mouth here, spewing rhetorical nonsense I might add, is YOU, Wahy.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 08:00 1

134. panjgoori (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


its ready and also better than all other OS around.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 10:38

135. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


So why it doesn't sell well?? Why BB is not in the top 10 anymore?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 13:09 8

22. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Sadly you'll always be a troll Mxy. Why don't you stick to commenting on articles about CR@pple, iZombie.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 13:36

26. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmao.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 18:54 1

45. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


They lost nothing in terms of potential. BB10 is light years ahead of your beloved iOS, Mxy.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 22:21 2

89. verty (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Always so dumb. You are just so predictable!!!!

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:12

9. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Because some canadian tycon got sentimental and put his money where's his sentiment were...

correction... he didn't put his money... he put the money that were trusted to him to where's his sentiment were.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 18:59 2

48. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You mad, bro? Feeling butthurt that not is BlackBerry still around, but they're improving as well? Too bad for you.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 18:53 4

44. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


BlackBerry is still around because they can compete and innovate where no one else in mobile seems to be able, and that's ENTERPRISE. As a matter of fact, it's not even a competition for BlackBerry in enterprise. They DOMINATE the space. Any more questions, fanboy1974?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 11:44 12

3. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Getting real tired of your s**t Chen.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:26 3

16. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


It seems to me that Chen fight like a girl... a highschool girl

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 19:02 4

50. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


And you would know what a high school girl fights like, being that you are one, Wahy.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 14:03 2

32. tatail (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


So why are you reading an article about him and his company?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 19:01 2

49. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


And what sh!t would that be? Is there a problem with someone defending the company they run? Were this the guys in charge of Google or Tim Cook defending Apple, you'd have nothing to say.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 11:54 8

4. N3Z1droid (Posts: 89; Member since: 02 Jan 2014)


Look at his comment towards Google & Samsung its just make me lost sympathy again to Blackberry. He is the CEO at least find antoher feature on BB OS to fight Android. Not say BS.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:12 6

10. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea...this sound like someone thats threatened, worried.

If BB is more secure, then let the results speak for themselves. Its not like companies can switch to Android and not switch back to BB.

And...in Android land Motorola can be touted for security somewhat. Its not like only BB can do it.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 12:18 1

13. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


JC realize if companies switch to bb, it WILL NOT switch back to bb. That's why he bark like a mad dog.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 19:08 2

53. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Do you even know what you just wrote, Wahy? Read it back to yourself, then get back to me when you learn how to type correctly.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 19:07 3

52. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You sound ridiculous. How does it sound like he's worried? By pointing out facts? BlackBerry is more SECURE than the others out here. THATS FACT. And while there may be others that can CLAIM to do security well, NOBODY does it better than BlackBerry.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 19:27 1

61. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


He sounds like he's worried because it wasnt a question that was posed to him....

Why comment on something, say it like that if a direct question wasnt even asked?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 19:31 1

66. meanestgenius (Posts: 12973; Member since: 28 May 2014)


He doesn't sound worried at all. He's stating FACT.

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