Samsung drops cost of KNOX to the low, low price of $0
posted by Alan F. / Sep 19, 2014, 2:06 AM
Samsung can afford to price KNOX so cheaply because it isn't counting on its MDM business to make money. After all, Samsung is the largest smartphone manufacturer on the planet. Some of its MDM rivals also produce handsets, like BlackBerry. The latter's BES12 will be able to monitor a fleet full of BlackBerry, Android, iOS and Windows Phone handsets.
No question that Samsung has made things much tougher for its competition with the low pricing. Those using a KNOX enabled device can switch from using the handset in the traditional way, to having a container full of secure apps like a browser, calendar, contacts list and apps that are all designed for the enterprise. At the end of the business day, KNOX is turned off and the regular UI returns. The whole idea is to keep business apps separate from "playtime" apps allowing users to bring their own devices to work. It also prevents malware from infecting the enterprise side of the phone.
There is some speculation that Android L will contain some parts of KNOX so that all Android users can separate work data from play data.
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It's worth $0, too.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 2:12 AM 0
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fakelee with new account?
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 2:17 AM 10
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How much can we pay to remove KNOX from new Samsungs? Actually, nevermind. I'll never buy another Samsung (unless it's a used older one).
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 3:04 AM 1
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I thought it was easy to root and get rid of? I haven't been on XDA for a while seeing as how I never had the need to root the HTC One M8 or M7, Motorola Droid Razr M or Moto X. I think the last phone I rooted was the HTC Rezound.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 5:16 AM 0
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Samsung rocks and at the same time they suck .. But they rock most of the time. "MOST "
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 4:44 AM 1
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Who needs KNOX anyway? Even if I will get paid having it, still not availing.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 6:45 AM 1
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Its only real use is to manage corporate software, like Microsoft Exchange. If you use Exchange and the admin decides to remote wipe your account, without the KNOX container, it will remote wipe your entire phone. With the container, it will just wipe the container. Now, whether or not Exchange should remote wipe your entire phone in the first place is another matter...
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 1:36 PM 0
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