You have to love Samsung’s gall in their latest advertisement. Peter pointed out that Samsung has put RIM’s enterprise business in their sights with their latest Samsung Galaxy Note II commercial. They compare it to the current Java BlackBerry phones and how the Samsung Note II with SAFE technology is up to par with RIM’s BlackBerry security. While the whole Unicorn Apocolypse angle for the ad is a bit ridiculous I found the timing to be the funniest part.
It was exactly a month ago that a developer on XDA reported that practically all the latest Samsung phone models (including the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, & More) have a serious kernel vulnerability. This vulnerability essentially made gaining root access and completely compromising the device a joke by simply installing an app… Yes this vulnerability gave the person read and write access to the whole device and all physical memory. That is some serious unicorn security! Samsung is finally getting around to patching this vulnerability a month later with Verizon pushing it out this past weekend. I wonder if their ad agency checked in with their technical guys before running this ad.
Check out the ad for a quick laugh:
Could it be that Samsung is feeling the heat of the incoming BlackBerry 10 launch?