19 November 2013New York Times:
Mr. Gascón said that, based on e-mails he had reviewed between a Samsung executive and a software developer, it appeared that the carriers were unwilling to allow Samsung to load the antitheft software. The emails, he said, suggest that the carriers are concerned that the software would eat into the profit they make from the insurance programs many consumers buy to cover lost or stolen phones.
Carriers suck. Also, as usual, Samsung marketing sucks. Their brand name for activation lock is ‘LoJack’.