More BYOD management features for Android devices

posted Jun 28, 2013, 3:37 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 28, 2013, 3:37 AM ]
Posted by Heman Khanna, Software Engineer, Google Apps for Business on Google's Official Blog.

More than ever, people are bringing their own mobile phones and tablets to work. This "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend appeals to companies that want their employees to be productive on the go, with devices they enjoy using. As an admin, your role in a BYOD environment is to make sure users keep their mobile devices secure. 

Comprehensive mobile device management is included with Google Apps for Business, Government and Education. Organizations large and small can manage smartphones and tablets - including Android and iOS - right from the Google Apps Admin console, with no need for special hardware or software. 

Today we’re adding new Android device management features based on top requests from our customers. 
  1. Selective wipe - Remove Google Apps account data without wiping a user’s entire device. 
  2. SD card wipe - During a full device wipe, wipe SD cards in addition to the internal memory.
  3. Device Policy app - Ensure that security policies are enforced across all devices by requiring the latest version of the Device Policy app. 
  4. Wi-Fi configuration - Enter wi-fi settings in the Admin console once -- and they'll be automatically pushed out to all managed Android devices.
Android users can stay connected on the go with mobile apps like GmailDrive and Hangouts. Admins can manage their domain with the new mobile Admin app. And admins can let employees bring their own devices to work while keeping those devices secure and saving their employees time with Google Apps device management. 

To learn more about these mobile device management features, visit our Help Center or start managing devices right away by visiting your Admin console at