Samsung to Test Dual-Android OS Instals in Single Galaxy Smartphone
Published on: 25th Feb 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Red Bend Software says that it has partnered with Samsung to conduct enterprise trials of a dual persona version of the Galaxy S III smartphone beginning in Q2 2013 for use in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs.
Now, through the partnership with Red Bend, enterprises interested in supporting BYOD will be able to trial a version of the Samsung Galaxy S III that runs two separate Android operating systems -- one for personal use and the other for business use.
Red Bend's TRUE is the BYOD solution that turns a single mobile device into two virtual phones running on the same hardware, keeps an employee's work life completely separate from his personal life, and permits different entities to manage each virtual phone securely over the air.
Red Bend's Type-1 mobile hypervisor runs directly on top of the hardware, delivering fast performance of each virtualized operating system. Because each operating system is completely isolated from the other, a security compromise of the personal OS does not affect the enterprise OS.
"We are very excited about offering enterprise trials of Red Bend's TRUE BYOD solution. Collaborating with Samsung to offer a virtualized smartphone featuring dual personas is a major milestone. There is great anticipation in the market for a BYOD smartphone based on Type-1 hypervisors. This will drastically improve how IT departments support BYOD and how consumers seamlessly move between their work and personal lives using one device. Together, Red Bend and Samsung are making the next generation of consumer mobile devices secure for the enterprise," said Yoram Salinger, CEO, Red Bend Software.