Infographic: How VMware and Google Make Android Devices Ready for the Enterprise
Android powers over two billion monthly active devices around the world. It delivers a tailored experience on a broad range of endpoints, from smartphones to ruggedized devices. With all the possibilities for mobility in today’s enterprises, Google developed Android with businesses in mind. Android enterprise delivers advanced security and consistency across the vast selection of devices available. This means that your employees get a familiar experience regardless of the form factor they are using.
You may have heard that Google is deprecating device administrator – the legacy method of enrolling Android devices into management. It’s being deprecated because Android enterprise better meets modern and often challenging business requirements. With the great investments being made towards Android enterprise, now is the time to consider making the move to Android enterprise with Workspace ONE.
What Makes Android Enterprise So Different?
Android enterprise is built-in to Android devices and has two modes that support comprehensive management capabilities. It is these two modes that were made to deliver the best experience while addressing employee privacy and data security.
- Work profile: This mode is for BYOD. It separates work and personal apps for ultimate end-user privacy. If, for example, an admin deploys a managed app that the user already had installed on their phone, the user will then see two icons for the same app. One is badged with a work icon signifying that it’s managed by their IT, and it’s configured with their work account and nothing personal. The other app they already had installed remains with their personal account and no work information.
- Fully managed device: This mode is for corporate-owned devices. It allows IT to manage the entire device. Google protects user privacy because it can only be enrolled fresh out of the box or after a factory reset, that way there is no pre-existing personal data on the device. This mode can be used for dedicated device use cases, enabling ruggedized devices or kiosks.
These two modes enable the specialized needs of today’s mobile workforce. When deployed through Workspace ONE UEM, which is powered by AirWatch, employees can get the apps and resources that they need much easier in order to be successful on their Android device – whether it’s BYOD or corporate-owned.
As always, stay tuned for the latest Workspace ONE support for Android news here on our EUC blog and also at My Workspace ONE.