Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/14 including: Qualcomm's new $10 million prize offering to researchers who create a device that can diagnose 15 diseases, the lack of funding to BYOD programs and research, Global M2M Association expanding horizons, the KNOX partner program launched by Samsung and the use of mobile devices for holiday shopping this season.
Samsung Electronics released a new software development kit enabling developers to build applications leveraging its Knox mobile enterprise security software platform.
Samsung Electronics is teaming with security solutions firm Lookout to install antivirus software on all of its forthcoming smartphones running Google's Android.
Google announced Thursday that it is adding a number of BYOD management features to Android devices, including selective wipe and Wi-Fi configuration capabilities.
Samsung is delaying the release of its KNOX enterprise security platform until the summer, according to a report by the New York Times citing sources familiar with the company's plans.
Samsung Electronics will ship its Galaxy S4 smartphone without Knox, a Google Android-based security solution designed to make the manufacturer's phones more suitable for business users.
The Galaxy S4 is the first Samsung smartphone to come with KNOX security technology, which is designed for enterprise use.