Have Google and Samsung Reached a Pact?

While it's not leading news, one of the most fascinating stories coming out of Google's  (NASDAQ: GOOG  )   (NASDAQ: GOOGL  )  I/O was that Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF  ) is moving Knox, its mobile enterprise security system, to Android. 

What's the background, here? 

A lot of the features Google "beat" Apple  (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) to, like giving apps access to other apps, are things that drive IT departments crazy. That Apple was so intent on heavily sandboxing different apps has been a huge win for them in terms of enterprise adoption because allowed IT departments to deem Apple "secure" before Android devices. This is a huge factor in Apple having anywhere from 70% to 75% market share of enterprise smartphones.

In the This Week in Tech video below, The Motley Fool's general manager, Eric Bleeker, and tech bureau chief, Max Macaluso, talk about Samsung and Google's new deal, and what it means for Android's future as a go-to enterprise OS.

Leaked: Apple's next smart device (warning, it may shock you)
Apple recently recruited a secret-development "dream team" to guarantee its newest smart device was kept hidden from the public for as long as possible. But the secret is out, and some early viewers are claiming its everyday impact could trump the iPod, iPhone, and the iPad. In fact, ABI Research predicts 485 million of this type of device will be sold per year. But one small company makes Apple's gadget possible. And its stock price has nearly unlimited room to run for early, in-the-know investors. To be one of them, and see Apple's newest smart gizmo, just click here!


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 3013066, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 11/28/2014 8:14:50 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement