Samsung and Google highlight differences between Knox and Android for Work

differences between Knox and Android for Work

During Google I/O 2014 we learned that Samsung and Google were teaming up to bring at least parts of Knox technology over to Android, in the form of a new Android for Work feature. This immediately led some to speculate that Samsung would be canning Knox altogether in favor of Android for Work, though Samsung latter denied this and promised Knox would continue to be actively developed.
So what exactly is the difference between Knox and Android for Work? Today both Google and Samsung have released statements to their respective blogs highlighting what Android for Work has borrowed from Knox and what’s different. In a nutshell, Android for Work contains all the non-hardware-specific Knox features including Security Enhancements for Android, enterprise APIs (derived from Knox APIs) and Knox’s data separation technology.
This means that hardware-dependent features like TrustZone will remain specific to Knox, and Knox will exist on top of Android L’s enterprise features for Galaxy owners, with Knox APIs acting as a superset of the new enterprise APIs. Here’s a full list of features from Knox that are not a part of Android for Work:
• TrustZone-based Integrity Management Architecture (TIMA)
• Real-time Kernel Protection
• Client Certificate Management (CCM)
• Trusted Boot-based Key store
• Remote attestation
• Trusted Boot
• Biometric authentication
• KNOX Smart Card Support
• Government-certified KNOX components
• Common Criteria
• STIG standards (FIPS certified crypto library, FIPS VPN, audit, etc.)

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Just like Knox, you still get enterprise-level security, block-level disk encryption, and verified boot technology on non-Samsung devices but the overall presentation will be different. Most noticeably, instead of Knox Workspace, Google has its own managed profile system that will work a bit like the existing profiles feature found on Android tablets. Each phone/tablet will have just one managed profiled and IT policy managers will have centralized control over certain functions allowing them to enable and disable specific apps, set specific restrictions, wipe managed profile data and more.
Bottom-line, Knox and Android for Work are related and should perform similarly, but there are some differences. For developers, the most important takeaway is that applications built using Knox APIs will play nicely with Android L devices.


Android L Vs Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System


It hasn’t been long since Google first unveiled its brand new and upcoming Android L operating system to the world. And that’s natural considering the KitKat has been around already for quite some time now. Android L was first announced at Google I/O 2014 that took place last month. In fact, the developer preview for the same was released the following day. The OS, that’s coming later this year, has already generated a wave of excitement among all Android users across the world. Although it isn’t the previously touted Android 5, but it seems like Android L is the next generation of Android (for the time being). With the arrival of “L,” a host of new changes were also introduced by Google. In fact, according to Sundar Pichai, head of Android, it is set to be one of the biggest Android updates to date.


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The Android L is also set to offer a radical new design with 5000 new APIs. And while it is already available for developer preview, the “L” will be contextually aware of its surrounding, with voice being a major input source.




Remember how in KitKat you had the options for auto-rotating the screen or even use notification light (Pulse) to your advantage? Well, with Android L now set to arrive this fall, expect things to change around a bit with similar options how placed in a separate menu. There’s also a new check box for facilitating the adaptive brightness.

Google Nexus 8 Release Date, Price Rumors

The rumor mill has been churning out speculation since the name Nexus 8 has been uncovered by German developers Florian Kiersch and Carsten Knobloch. The Nexus 8 has been the focus of many leaks lately with regards to its specs.

Report is saying that it will have an NVIDIA Logan 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel main camera, a 3 megapixel front-facing camera, 16 or 32GB of internal storage and it will weigh about 418g.
The Nexus 8 will reportedly be announced on a dedicated event before the end of this year.

Google Chromecast – The Simplest Way to Appreciate Online Movie and Songs on Your TV

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Chromecast is an attempt by Google to make TV wiser than they are stated to be at present. It is a small USB program that allows customers to flow video clips on contemporary TV places from any processing program. It is the size of a human thumbs and places into the HDMI slot of the TV set. The other end of the dongle features a small USB slot for wired connection. It is a plug-and-play program that can be set up without additional technological skills. It facilitates several programs such as YouTube, Blockbuster on the internet, Google Perform and The planet pandora as well as iOS, Mac, Ms windows and Ms windows Phone gadgets.

Despite the amazing increase in variety of the variety of computer systems, easy Internet availability and numerous on the internet services such as YouTube and Blockbuster on the internet, the TV set continues to be a fundamental element of many homes. However, the early Last millennium innovation has not become as wiser as younger technology such as laptop or computer and cell mobile phones have, though TV producers LG, Panasonic New samsung and Sony models have significantly modified the product over the years. TV places have innovative significantly in terms of components and the modern ones, especially those that are called smart TV, feature HDMI slots, which is all Search engines Chromecast needs.

The pack in which Google Chromecast is provided contains the information about the set up procedure of the product. It is not much complex than set up of USB locations. The program has to be incorporated with the wi-fi network at home and parallel with the gadgets that are designed to access it. The set up window encourages seems to be on the screen instantly. Once the program is set up, the program interface is similarly simple to use. Google has launched a Software Development Kit (SDK) for Search engines Throw technological innovation in order to enable third-party designers to add abilities into their programs. Currently, only Blockbuster on the internet, YouTube and Search engines Perform Films are the programs that the technological innovation facilitates.

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Once the TV is linked with the laptop or product, video clips can be loading on the TV with the help of the Chromecast symbol that seems to be on the pc as it clip is selected to be performed. The loading begins on the TV within a few seconds after the training. Remarkably, the product from which it clip is loading can be used for other purpose while it clip is performs on the TV. Users may even put the product on stand by. The YouTube program allows development of movie playlist for enjoying video clips successively. Including movie from a new program to the playlist interferes with the then enjoying movie. However, after the initial disruption, video clips can be easily added and performed from the new program too. Apart from a few similar minimal bugs, the program works fine and quality of it clip is not affected in any case.

Considering that Apple TV, Roku 3 and Plair three times as expensive as Chromecast and that popular satellite tv TVs are not undisputedly swiftest in loading and changing video clips, Search engines Chromecast certainly has the potential to be “the simplest way to enjoy movie recording and music on” the TV.

Google now lets you mirror your Android phone and tablet on your TV with Chromecast

Google now lets you mirror your Android phone and tablet on your TV with Chromecast

Google now lets you mirror your Android phone and tablet on your TV with Chromecast


Google announced at Google I/O 2014 Android mirroring has now arrived on the Chromecast. The feature means you can now see your phone or tablet on your TV, navigating your apps, content, and anything else you want, just in a bigger form.

To start mirroring, fire up the Chromecast app on your Android device, open the navigation drawer, select “Cast Screen” and choose the Chromecast device connected to your TV. If you have a Nexus device, the feature can be accessed through the quick settings menu.

In traditional Google fashion, the feature is launching in beta. You can expect it in Chromecast version 1.7 (rolling out “over the next few days”), with support for “popular” Android phones and tablets from Samsung, HTC, LG, and other