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Offline Ray  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:52:59 PM(UTC)
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When does a company know they've "made it?" We'd say that differs for each company and situation, but when you're Apple and Samsung, this might just be it. While both phone makers have amassed a huge following of consumers, there's one area where secure handsets like BlackBerrys still rule: government. But according to a new Wall Street Journal report, the U.S. Department of Defense "expects in coming weeks to grant two separate security approvals for Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, along with iPhones and iPads running Apple's latest operating system—moves that would boost the number of U.S. government agencies allowed to use those devices."


Needless to say, both companies have been trying hard to win over the right people in order to get approvals, and while it isn't likely to impact overall market share very much, it's a great thing to be able to claim. Anyone who had any doubts about the security of iOS or Android will likely think twice if this deal goes through as it's expected to.

Offline timaeus  
#2 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:08:45 AM(UTC)
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I assume this means they'll finally be releasing camera-free versions? That's been a pain-in-the-a$$ restriction at my work.

Offline MayhemMatthew  
#3 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2013 1:03:18 PM(UTC)
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Doubt that will ever happen, but with something like android, they could remotely disable the camera.

Offline Clixxer  
#4 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2013 1:05:54 PM(UTC)
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Hmm I wonder what a "security" version of the iPhone and GS series would be like as far as hardware. I doubt sells would be much of an impact but like the post said something they can add to their list of claims.

Offline Kidbest100  
#5 Posted : Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:30:14 PM(UTC)
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Nothing is ever completely safe.  The only thing you can do is prolong the time that it will be safe for.

 

I'm wondering what the new "secure versions" would function like.  Would they have a different style of OS that is more professional and less minimalistic?  Would they have better optimization for certain things like GPS and movement tracking?  That would certainly be cool stuff to see :)

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