Android will separate work and personal data with the help of Samsung Knox

Android will separate work and personal data with the help of Samsung Knox
There have been rumors that the next version of Android would be making a push to address the needs of enterprise, and those rumors have proven to be true. Google just announced that Android L will offer new features to make it easier for people to use one device for both work and personal life. This includes keeping data separate, and getting help from a surprising source.

We've been seeing increased cooperation between Google and Samsung recently, but this is a big deal. Samsung has contributed part of its Knox security software to run as a core part of Android. It will keep work and personal data separate, and be standard in Android L. It will also allow Samsung Knox Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and developers to reach a wider audience outside of Samsung branded devices. Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business Group at Samsung Electronics, said on the partnership:


Beyond separate data, Google will also allow companies to purchase apps in bulk and deploy them to employees in bulk as well. These features will be built into Android L, but Sundar Pichai said that Google is working on a standalone app that will offer similar features for older versions of Android. 

Android will separate work and personal data with the help of Samsung Knox

source: Google & Samsung

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12 Comments

1. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Proof that Samsung is still the King Kong of Android planet and is not going anywhere (read Tizen) so soon.

3. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

58% of Fortune 500 company has choose google!! with knox in L, it will be more..

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Citation? I have never seen a number that is even half of that.

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

from the live streaming of i/0 2014. just a couple of hour ago....

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That's Google services, not Android.

5. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Killin 'em competitors

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The final assault of MS stronghold has begin. MS enterprise market share. This is Google reply to MS Nokia X phone. Nokia X is quite a brilliant move using Android versatile nature against itself.

12. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Microsoft is a horrible company who has ruined desktops and laptops. Anything with the name Microsoft tied to it has a wide open door for the NSA to come in.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This may mean that many Android phones will be locked down and unrootable, not just a few Samsung models :(

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I can live without root since the beginning of 2014. Custom UI can be achieve without root that good enough for me.

14. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

How about updates beyond what the mfg sends? This will tie down many devices, and when we want to root, install custom recoveries and update to i.e. android P custom builds, we will be screwed by KNOX.

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