Google announces that you can now manage your Android-powered device with your browser

Google announces that you can now manage your Android-powered device with your browser
On October 28th in Tokyo the Google Enterprise Day took place and was attended by more than 600 IT leaders from Japan. The big news from the event was that you can remotely manage your device right from your browser without putting your data's security in danger. This opportunity is available for any device with Android 2.2 Froyo and will be a great help for all the business establishments and their employees, because they will be able to access corporate information available to them at any time. The corporation, on the other hand, doesn't have to take unnecessary risks. It can control the whole process through an app which is soon to be released on the Android Market called Google Apps Device Policy. Through this app the admin will have the authority to manage data security at all times thanks to the following options:

  • 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

The great news is that you can manage your phone whenever you want straight from your browser without help from a server dedicated to that purpose. When an employee leaves the company, all the administrator has to do is to cut his access.
All in all, this is an all-around cool stuff for all the business establishments and their employees. Most probably the only company that's not very happy about these prospects is RIM, because the ever-expanding Android (on average, over 200 000 Android devices are activated every day) is catching-up fast even in the business sector, where RIM's BlackBerries are the current leader.

source: Google



1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Bye bye RIM

2. usera unregistered

LOL which moran did wrote this? What i understood from this is, that from browser you will connect to google server, where you will set changes, which will become active once device connects to web. So if phone is stolen, how will it increase security? the one who stole, woudl just disable internet and use your secure info without problems. + who sad that google is not stealing this info? Most importntat part is that google now have made a way, to steal your sensetive info and do it without any posobility to be blamed!

4. Someone1234 unregistered

If you have a better idea, feel free to patent it and sell it. Practically all corporate phones, laptops, etc. would all have your babies.

3. Dude unregistered

@usera Most of the PDA usually have access to company info when they connect online (website, Exchange Servers) and the ability to remote wipe as soon as it's stolen from a browser is awesome (not to mention saves a ton of money for both server cost, time and IT) It's not meant to increase security it's meant to have the ability to do something about it if it get's lost.The phone would lock after a period of inactivity, which means unless the person is using it at all times it would lock or would require a password next time it would turn on. Learn how to spell and maybe you'll get a job where you can learn to appreciate security features like this.

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