Kenny Wan
Feb 27, 2018
8:37 am

When will be the 1st device having the Knox SDK released?

Hi,

I want to test the Knox SDK cross all the knox versions. So far I cannot find any schedule about it? Do we know the time around? Thanks!

Kenny,

Samuel Goldwax
Feb 27, 2018
5:43 pm

Hi Keny,

Actually most (if not all) devices are able to run Knox SDK, given you provide the correct jar files and activate the correct licenses. Here's a quick summary:

  • If the device is running Knox 2.8 or above, simply use the knoxsdk.jar file in your application and activate an SKL license key.
  • If the device is running any version below Knox 2.8, include both the knoxsdk.jar and the supportlib.jar files in your application, and activate both an SKL license key and a backwards compatibility key.

For example implementations, I encourgae you to check out our sample apps, especially the backwards compatibility sample app if you're looking to run on Knox 2.7.1 or below. Also check out this page for more about license keys.

Thanks,

Sam

Kenny Wan
Feb 28, 2018
1:37 am

Thanks, I get one thing to confirm and one question to ask, I want to confirm is that for example, in Knox2.8 device, from the engieering level, it already contains the implementation for the new APIs ONLY introduced in KnoxSdk?

And one more question to ask is do we know the schedule that when the knox3.0 will be released?

Br,

Kenny.

Samuel Goldwax
Feb 28, 2018
6:33 pm

Hi Kenny,

For example on a Knox 2.8 device, you should be able to use the Knox SDK and all methods in it that are supported by 2.8 devices. A Knox 2.8 device cannot run methods newly introduced in the Knox SDK as those will only be available for devices with Knox version >= 3.0, though you can still use the knoxsdk.jar file and an SKL license to use methods allowed by the Knox version. You are also still able to run the legacy SDKs (Standard, Premium, Customization).

As for the Knox 3.0 release timeline, we're releasing 3.0 on devices as they upgrade to Android O. For S8 and S8+ devices this is currently in progress and some European devices already run 3.0.

Thanks,
Sam