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Google Says Over 19K Organizations Are Now Testing Or Using Android For Work

Discussion in 'Internet tips & tricks' started by win_edge, Nov 5, 2015.

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    Google today announced that over 19,000 organizations are now either testing, deploying or

    using its Android for Work service.

    Android for Work makes it easier and safer for businesses to allow their employees to bring

    their own Android devices to work. It separates business apps from personal apps. Thanks to

    this, the IT department still retains control of its data and apps, while the employee can

    still play Angry Birds on the device, too. This program, which Google first previewed at its

    I/O developer conference in 2014, officially launched in February of this year.

    It’s unclear, of course, how many of the 19,000 organizations Google says are working with

    Android for Work right now are actual just testing the service and how many have actually

    deployed it. Large enterprises don’t move fast, so my guess is there are far more businesses

    trialing Android for Work right now than actually using it, but this is still a pretty good

    number either way.

    As the company also announced today, it is also making it easier for IT admins to issues

    certificates and they can now apply more granular permissions. New users can now also be

    provisioned using NFC.

    Google says it is now working with a total of over 80 partners. One of these is BlackBerry,

    which will support Android for Work and match Google’s Android patch schedule for its PRIV

    device through monthly scheduled updates. Other partners include the likes of Citrix, Cisco,

    F5, and SAP, as well as a number of device manufacturers and carriers.

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