The recent silence surrounding the mobile enterprise-enhancing initiative announced by Google at the beginning of the year probably made some people jump to ominous conclusions. But Android for Work is apparently doing well, almost surprisingly well, according to the program’s Product Management Director, Andrew Toy.
In a fresh blog post, Toy reiterates the search giant’s BYOD growth ambitions, also highlighting all the ways Marshmallow improves productivity and separation of personal and business tasks on your private phone.
In essence though, what Google wants the world to know with this platform update is “more than 19,000 organizations are already testing, deploying or using Android for Work.” Those seem like pretty impressive figures for under a year of activity, albeit only time can tell if corporations deem the solution a long-term convenience or not.
In a bid to further incentivize companies to at least give the “Pilot Program” a try, the first 3,000 participants between now and December 31 which set up Android for Work with a sanctioned Enterprise Mobility Management supplier will be offered a free LG-made Nexus 5X.
Version 6.0 of the most popular mobile OS around greatly improves business mobility and security for folks allowed to bring their own devices to work, while obviously cutting corporate expenses. Marshmallow provides a slew of work profile enhancements, easier management and contacts integration, with certification simplification, more granular permissions and seamless account set-ups for administrators.
Source: Google for Work Blog