Google announces Android for Work program for businesses

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Android for Work program

Android for Work program set to offer more efficiency to businesses at work.

Google introduces Android for Work, a program ment to help businesses “bring more devices to work by securing, managing and innovating on the Android platform.” This means a lot more efficiency from workers that have and use Android devices, thanks to the new Android for work platform, which also includes an Android application available to download at Google Play store.

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Android for Work features four key technology components:

  • Work profiles – We’ve built on the default encryption, enhanced SELinux security enforcement and multi-user support in Android 5.0, Lollipop to create a dedicated work profile that isolates and protects work data. IT can deploy approved work apps right alongside their users personal apps knowing their sensitive data remains secured. People can use their personal apps knowing their employer only manages work data and won’t erase or view their personal content.
  • Android for Work app – For devices running Ice Cream Sandwich through Kitkat, or that don’t run work profiles natively, we’ve created the Android for Work app. The app, which delivers secure mail, calendar, contacts, documents, browsing and access to approved work apps, can be completely managed by IT.
  • Google Play for Work – It allows businesses to securely deploy and manage apps across all users running Android for Work, simplifying the process of distributing apps to employees and ensures that IT approves every deployed app.
  • Built-in productivity tools – For everyday business tasks, we’ve created a suite of business apps for email, contacts and calendar, which supports both Exchange and Notes and provides document editing capabilities for documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

Android for Work program has many partners, such as Citrix, Blackberry, SAP in the Management category, HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola, Lenovo, Huawei, Dell and HP in the Devices category, Adobe, Salesforce, Box in the Applications category and Cisco or PaloAlto from the Networking area.

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