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April 25, 2013

Samsung Knox launch delayed


Samsung offered up a load of details on its Knox version of the Android operating system designed for business purposes back in March. The first time Samsung talked about Knox was in February and at the time it expected the business-oriented operating system to launch along with the GALAXY S4 this month. But according to well-informed sources they are indicating that the launch of Knox is being delayed.

According to the sources, who claim to be briefed on Samsung’s plans, the launch has been pushed until the summer. The sources specifically say that Samsung is now looking at a launch around July. Neither of the two sources wanted to be identified, reports the New York Times, because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the company’s plans.Samsung_safe
Some Samsung Galaxy smartphones are expected to ship with Knox pre-installed. These devices will be aimed at business users who in the past may have used devices such as the BlackBerry. While Samsung is eyeing July for a launch of Knox, that launch will apparently be a limited version of the operating system.
The sources tip that the fully featured version of Knox wouldn’t come until a later date. Reports indicate that all of the framework components required for the business centric operating system will come installed on the device. However, full-featured activation by solution providers and distribution channels wouldn’t be made available until a later date.

Via: New York Times
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Dave Thornton

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Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini