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Samsung Secure Folder hits Google Play

Samsung Secure Folder Android app hits Google Play store in early June 2017
Samsung Secure Folder Android app
This app that launched with the Galaxy Note 7 is now available via Google Play, being compatible with various Samsung handsets, such as Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Sadly, it does not work with other Android devices yet.

Samsung is busy these days to bring more apps to Google Play, and Secure Folder is the last one to hit Google's app store. First launched with the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, this app is now available via Google Play, allowing Samsung to push updates to it easier than before, back in the days when Galaxy Apps was needed to do this.

Samsung Secure Folder only works with Samsung handsets, its Google Play page saying about its latest update that "is available for Samsung Mobile with Android 7.0 and above" without mentioning specific models. As it looks at first sight, even lower-end Samsung smartphones and phablets that run at least Android 7.0 should be able to run this app.

Secure Folder creates a private, encrypted space on the device it is installed on. Both data and apps that end up in the Secure Folder space are sandboxed separately, thus gaining an additional layer of security and privacy.

According to its Google Play store page, Secure Folder has been installed more than 5,000,000 times so far. However, it only has been rated by 1,317 users until now, holding a 4.1-star rating. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-06-12 (Update: 2017-06-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.