Samsung close to device deal with FBI, US Navy

Samsung close to device deal with FBI, US Navy
According to sources, Samsung is close to signing deals with the FBI and U.S. Navy for its devices.

The government has traditionally used BlackBerry smartphones, but Apple and Samsung have been making pushes to get into the market, with strong results so far. Samsung, for example, has created an enterprise devoted division within the company and collaborated with popular third-party software companies to increase email and general phone security.

Supposedly, the FBI order will be large while the Navy deal will be smaller, and neither has closed of yet.

All Samsung devices acquired by government agencies come equipped with the company's KNOX security software, an added interface layer on top of the stock Android.

The orders would be the first for Samsung since receiving US Department of Defense approval earlier this year. Apple's latest iOS and BlackBerry 10 also received approval.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Jul 2013 8:53
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