Recently at Google I/O, company affirmed that they would work together with Samsung and consolidate their KNOX as a basis for their security in Android L. KNOX is available only Samsung devices right now, however when Android L is discharged, KNOX will cause add some security to a new Operating System.
The decision will help Google to dispatch Android more quickly into the government, military and enterprise world where there is a huge opportunity for expansion and growth.
BlackBerry’s chief executive John has commented on Google’s decision to incorporate Samsung as an integral part of Android’s latest operating system – Android L. According to John, while BlackBerry applauds the efforts of its competitors – Google and Samsung in security, it doesn’t believe that their efforts are “enough” for security-minded enterprises.
“At BlackBerry, our entire focus is on making workers more productive, and organizations more secure. While we applaud Google and Samsung for their plans, we don’t think it’s enough for security-minded enterprises. Instead, look to companies that have invested three decades into advancing the twin causes of security and productivity. In other words, don’t be dazzled by those who can talk the security talk. Instead, look to the company that has repeatedly proven it can walk the walk,” says John Chen, CEO at Blackberry.
Although, BlackBerry would have considered that Google license some of its IP in order to improve the security performance in the Android ecosystem, said Chen. According to him, BlackBerry is certainly planning to license its patents. As of now, Google has partnered with Samsung at the security front of its ecosystem.
Meanwhile, BlackBerry will continue struggling and aiming the enterprise market to make its customers realize that they’re under more secured ecosystem compared to Android and iOS.