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.


source: BlackBerry via TheRegister

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149 Comments

1. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Sad. Why is BlackBerry still around?

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They had potential but they lost it by delaying BB10.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Passport looks amazing.

12. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

11. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 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.

36. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 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.

134. panjgoori

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

its ready and also better than all other OS around.

135. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

89. verty

Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

9. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 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.

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 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?

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Getting real tired of your s**t Chen.

16. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

32. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

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

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 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.

4. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 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.

10. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

13. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

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

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 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.

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 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.

61. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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?

66. meanestgenius

Posts: 22050; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

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