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Google beefs up Android device management for Google Apps accounts

October 28, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Google has made another move to improve Android as an enterprise operating system, and increased the appeal of Google Apps as well.

Enterprise professionals now have more administrative controls thanks to today’s launch of new tools that allow secure access to Apps features on Android devices. Any Android device with version 2.2 or higher will be able use Gmail, GTalk, Calendar, and Docs tied to a GApps account. Administrators can change or remove access at any time if an employee is removed from the company.

Android phones will need to run Android 2.2 or later and have the Google Apps Device Policy app that will appear on the Android Market over the next few days. Once installed, administrators will be able to perform the following functions according to Google:

  • Remotely wipe all data from lost or stolen mobile devices
  • Lock idle devices after a period of inactivity
  • Require a device password on each phone
  • Set minimum lengths for more secure passwords
  • Require passwords to include letters and numbers

via [Google Mobile]