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Google's new Android for Work locks down business data on your personal phone

Mark Hachman | Feb. 26, 2015
Google's Android for Work will protect sensitive corporate info in a private, encrypted data locker, making it safer to use personal mobile devices for your job.

Google originally announced Android for work last year at Google I/O, when Sundar Pichai, then in charge of Android, Chrome, and Google Apps, showed off the new functionality. Pichai said then that Samsung had partnered with Google to develop the new Android technology, which Google confirmed Wednesday. 

"Regarding Samsung, they are one of our strongest partners in Android for Work," the Google spokeswoman said. "Knox is a great set of technologies that builds above and beyond the Android for Work technologies." 

 

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