While it's not leading news, one of the most fascinating stories coming out of Google's   I/O was that Samsung is moving Knox, its mobile enterprise security system, to Android. 

What's the background, here? 

A lot of the features Google "beat" Apple  to, like giving apps access to other apps, are things that drive IT departments crazy. That Apple was so intent on heavily sandboxing different apps has been a huge win for them in terms of enterprise adoption because allowed IT departments to deem Apple "secure" before Android devices. This is a huge factor in Apple having anywhere from 70% to 75% market share of enterprise smartphones.


In the This Week in Tech video below, The Motley Fool's general manager, Eric Bleeker, and tech bureau chief, Max Macaluso, talk about Samsung and Google's new deal, and what it means for Android's future as a go-to enterprise OS.

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The article Have Google and Samsung Reached a Pact? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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