Google enters the MDM space.
Hmm. There will be a few MDM companies out there who have put a lot of time into Android that will nto be pleased with this. Will be interesting to watch...
Google will soon roll out tools that let Google Apps shops lord over employees' Android handsets that tap into the web-based business app suite. The tools will work with any Android 2.2 ("Froyo") device. "Now any employee with an Android device running version 2.2 — personal or company-issued — can access their corporate …
To be fair, its not as though its any kind of surprise that big G would roll this out. Its one of the major problems with the Android platform compared to WinMo 6.5/Blackberry and even iOS is that there is no remote kill/lockdown functionality natively available. Google HAVE to put this functionality in to sell to more corporates, and OS native code is a far better argument than an additional piece of software which could be uninstalled from the device locally, leaving the data intact.
I just hope they roll this out to non-corp users.
now clueless admins who cant manage my desktop platform or email system can now fsck my mobile phone too? brilliant. I'll now be able to get no work done..... i can just imagine it...right in middle of important conference call 'your Android device is being patched and will reboot in 60 seconds'
(yes, I know this should be great - especially for PCI compliance and will get Android into many more places...its just it relies on the admins....which is not always a good thing :-( )
"i can just imagine it...right in middle of important conference call 'your Android device is being patched and will reboot in 60 seconds'"
You imagine wrong. The only Android "patch" that would require a restart is a firmware update and that is unlikely to come from your IT services dept.
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