I agree it is clever, no arguments there. It's also more than a little underhanded. Millions of Android owning people will have updated by now OTA, some with more nous with Kies, and no doubt found things a little better, smoother and maybe less buggy. In short they'll be happy in their ignorance. And why not? They on the surface have lost nothing and gained something, all the time not realising they now have a device crippled from it's former state. How many of those that do flash and root have kept their devices "stock", just for a while and only found out that last OTA update has cut their rooting dreams at the knees. Melodramatic? Perhaps, but I am angered by Samsung.
I see where your coming from with the licensing of the code. Your right that is not the issue. I concede that.
I just despair, I'm not naive enough to believe Samsung won't follow the bottom line. If Knox makes them the darling of the corporate world giving needed security to BYOD. They need and should go after this lucrative market. I wish they'd actually told us first though, locking their damn bootloaders.
Sorry , rant over.
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