Google has launched Android for Work, a program that aims to gain business market. It is the initiative of the search engine to compete in this world against iOS and BlackBerrum two operating systems already have long been working in enterprises. This initiative consists of four key elements focused on the business topic. Google has detailed each on their official website, and we’re the break down below.
The main goal of Google with this new project is to increase productivity in the workplace and create safer environments for all that are involved in the production process.
First, are the work profiles. Use encryption by default, seconded by SELinux security as well as a multi-user support on Android 5.0 Lollipop for profiling isolated to protect business data. IT managers from each company can load apps approved for work, separating them from my personal profile.
Apps will precisely this second point. For devices that do not ride Lollipop Android 5.0, but have operating systems from Android Ice Cream Sandwich to KitKat, or do not have profiles of native work, they can use Android for Work in app format. In implementing a secure email, calendar, contacts, documents and access to apps approved for work is included.
The third point is Google Play for Work, ie an application store that lets you download and install the apps to work. With this system app store download and installation is simplified, and allows employees to get off the applications previously approved by the IT department.
The last item is the APRA integrated work applications. Designed for everyday tasks, an application for email, contacts and calendar that allows you to create and manage documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
As you can see, Android for Work is more than an advance security, and could become real competition for iOS and BlackBerry.