Samsung Galaxy S4 becomes first Android phone to get DoD security approval, beats iPhone to that
posted by Victor H. / May 03, 2013, 5:11 AM
The Galaxy S4 actually beats the iPhone as Apple is still waiting for that seal of approval. Samsung’s Knox security system played a key role in getting the clearance.
Moreover, this approval right works for the Galaxy S4 only, but is expected to spread to all Samsung smartphones in the near future. And what’s best, Samsung was expected to only get later in May.
This makes the Galaxy S4 the first Android smartphone approved for use by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Knox, Samsung’s security system, was introduced a couple of months ago at Mobile World Congress 2013 and is built to help manage using the same device for work and play. Knox basically encrypts certain data like work email, while leaving personal files free from that control.
This makes it easy to use the same device for work without having to worry about your personal files examined by employers.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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The great news is, KNOX will come to older Sammy flagships.
posted on May 03, 2013, 5:15 AM 20
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Good Job samsung!! you did well on this one.
posted on May 03, 2013, 1:06 PM 3
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Wasn't the Dell streak the 1st Android phone that the DOD approved http://www.federalnewsradio.co
posted on May 03, 2013, 5:37 PM 0
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No shock there
posted on May 03, 2013, 5:17 AM 5
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yep "iPhones most vulnerable among smartphones"
posted on May 03, 2013, 5:35 AM 7
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With 5"1080p super amoled gorgeous display even the defense dept cant get away from it but to approve ! Big Jab on Apple's mid section!
posted on May 03, 2013, 5:34 AM 11
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its got approved because of the Security system it has... not Because the 1080p Display.....
posted on May 03, 2013, 6:05 AM 5
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huge slap in the face for Blackberry, nice though... there's no reason to buy bb anymore,
posted on May 03, 2013, 5:43 AM 2
I just got the galaxy s4 from three mobile UK. This is the exynos 5 octa version. The phone is no good guys .. From my own experience the build quality is mediocre, the screen is too dark even at 100% brightness, the phone is a bit Laggy, YES I said Laggy, the back gets hot even when I am runing simple tasks and finaly the biggest disappointment is the battery life.....simply NOT Good... I should have gone for the IPhone 5 or the HTC One.
posted on May 03, 2013, 6:15 AM 6
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phones too dark? lol really? and how laggy? 1/3 of a second? 0.5 of a second? gets hot even when your running simple apps? octacore with battery saver chip and 2600mAh battery not good enough? and i didn't know three mobile UK sells the exynos version? You should first try out the phone first before buying it, or make up a better story.
posted on May 03, 2013, 6:38 AM 15
Dude why the angry reply... I am the one who bought it, not you... I think I have the right to be disappointed... Well the phone has the 1.9 ghz quad core and the guy in the store told me its the good version..so I assume it must have the second group of processors as well.
posted on May 03, 2013, 8:28 AM 2
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