Google reveals new admin tools for the business world


By and large, when we talk about smartphones, we’re doing so in the context of personal use. While for many of us that also means doing a bit of business on our phones – catching up with email and what not – we don’t often delve deeply into the sorts of concerns that affect smartphone buying decisions in institutional settings. The fact is, though, being attractive to businesses can have a big impact on mobile device sales, and it’s usually going to be in a smartphone company’s best interest to make its products appealing to the corporate IT world. Today we see Google making some progress in that direction, with the introduction of new remote admin tools.

These new abilities come to admins set up to manage Androids running Google Apps for Business, Government and Education. While they had the ability to do things like device wipes, Google’s adding some more refined control over that, like clearing app data without performing a full wipe, or being able to clear microSD cards, in addition to internal storage.

Google also gives admins improved control over enforcing security policies, and grants new abilities to remotely configure WiFi operation.

We know, this won’t affect many of you directly, but changes like this help Google build-up Android’s market share.

Source: Google
Via: Phone Scoop

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!