BlackBerry 10 and Samsung Knox devices are secure enough to be used by the military, Department of Defense has announced. And while we’re not surprised about BlackBerry, we are delighted to see Samsung on the list, as well. This means that Android is getting to places where it wasn’t before, namely government agencies which are known to demand extra layer of security.
Of course, this doesn’t mean “pure” Android smartphones are good to go. Rather, a special software like Samsung Knox is required to crypt and protect key information. Sammy’s solution creates a separate, secured environment on a smartphone for business use, keeping personal and business data separate. And while this may drain resources, users shouldn’t notice any lag considering the horse-power Galaxy S4 packs under the hood — whether we’re talking about Galaxy S4 with Samsung Exynos 5 Octa or Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.
On the other hand, this could be a blow for BlackBerry which has thus far ruled this space. We’ll see whether DoD’s decision will impact their sales figures…