Report: Samsung executive connected to Samsung Pay, Knox and Bixby leaves for Google

Report: Samsung executive connected to Samsung Pay, Knox and Bixby leaves for Google
According to a report published on Tuesday, former Samsung Chief Technical Officer Injong Rhee is getting ready to join Google as an entrepreneur-in-residence. While at Samsung, the company he joined in 2011, Rhee worked on the Samsung Knox security platform for the enterprise. He also had a hand in mobile payment system Samsung Pay, and AI powered assistant Bixby.

Eventually, he was made the head of Samsung's R&D team 1, which worked on software and services. Inside a company that is mostly known for its hardware, Rhee was said to be widely respected as he moved up the ladder at Samsung. The three aforementioned features that he worked on continue to move forward at the company. Samsung Pay is widely accepted at most retailers thanks to its use of both NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission. Bixby 2.0 has been unveiled, and Samsung wants to include Knox on other devices besides smartphones.

At Google, Rhee will be working on projects related to the Internet of Things. With his new position, he will report to Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene. Will Samsung miss having Rhee around? We might not be able to answer that question until several years pass.

source: ZDNet

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7 Comments

2. umaru-chan

Posts: 371; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Good hire Google.

3. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

If Google is offering a better pay package to the guy, then why won't he leave Samsung?

4. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

He was leaving anyway, it was reported quite a while ago.

5. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

haha he will bring touchwiz DNA for next pixel phone.

6. DolmioMan

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

“Linked to Samsung Pay, Knox and Bixby”

7. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

he eventually became head of r&d software.

8. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Touchwiz really isn't touchwiz and it isn't what you think. Don't be sarcastic, if he brings Samsung features to Google. It's going to improve Google's feature list. Right now Samsung UX 8.1 and 8.5 can do a lot more vanilla stock android and keep up with reliability, speed, and ram management. Check out the s8 and Note 8 in long term, after the hype reviews and how it performs compared to top of the line flagships only in Oreo Beta state

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