Google Apps adds Android management features for enterprise

Google has launched new admin controls to manage Android through Google Apps and a browser without dedicated servers.

Google on Thursday said that it has launched new admin controls to manage Android through Google Apps and a browser without dedicated servers.

The news comes as Android starts making its big corporate push. If 2010 was the year Android for consumers, 2011 will be all about Android in the enterprise. Motorola is already working to take its Droid Pro corporate.

With its new features, enterprises will be able to securely manage and sync Android devices. Google Apps now covers all the major mobile platforms.

In a nutshell, any employee with an Android 2.2 device can allow administrators to remotely wipe lost data, lock idle devices and manage passwords. The apps are managed via the Google Apps Device Policy software.

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