Google Apps adds Android management features for enterprise

Google Apps adds Android management features for enterprise

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

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TOPICS: Cloud, Android, Apps, Google
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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.

Topics: Cloud, Android, Apps, Google

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  • RE: Google Apps adds Android management features for enterprise

    Killer feature for corporate administrators right here. Waiting for the ensuing explosion of users for corporate...
    Droid101
    • RE: Google Apps adds Android management features for enterprise

      very very good

      come :

      [ H T T P : / / T A .G G / 4 O R ]
      lincc350
  • bwa ha ha ha ha

    Yeah right a true enterprise will manage it's mobile fleet through a Google account
    hubivedder
    • RE: Google Apps adds Android management features for enterprise

      @hubivedder It's Google apps, not gmail or igoogle. Many companies use these services. It's called CLOUD. Look it up, get a clue.
      fer.paredesb@...
    • RE: Google Apps adds Android management features for enterprise

      @hubivedder You don't have a clue about that.
      czorrilla
      • Google Account

        I have to agree with hubivedder. I don't like the idea of relying on Google for the management of my corporate phones and keeping my corporate account credentials safe.
        That said, I will still take a look at it as a N1 user - we also support a few other Android-based phones.

        After standardising on WinMo 5/6 and Exchange years ago we are currently investigating what plaform we will support. I have not been happy with trials of iPhones, Android shows promise but too uncontrolled and we are yet to trial Blackberry and MS WinPhone7...
        m.finlay@...