Administer / Control Android Phones With Google Apps Device Policy App


Google is about to come out with their Google Apps Device Policy App that will allow Android users on Version 2.2 to remotely control and administer their devices from the comfort of Google Apps. This announcement from Google was made at Google Enterprise Day 2010 conference recently held in Tokyo. The main focus of this app is on Enterprises using Google services in tight inculcation with Android devices.

Here is what Google has to say about their Google Apps Device Policy App for Android:  Google-Apps-Device-Policy

…Many Android devices feature tight integration with Google Apps, including native applications for Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Calendar, as well as mobile access to Google Docs. Now any employee with an Android device running version 2.2 – personal or company-issued – can access their corporate information while allowing administrators to enforce data security policies such as:

  • 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

When the employee leaves the company, the administrator can withdraw access to corporate info, which allows the employee to continue to use their device if it’s their own…

The Google Apps Device Policy will be available in the Market very soon and you will be able to download it from there. The app will be available free to Google Apps primere and Education Edition Customer and for them it will be available in Mobile Tab under Service Settings. In our opinion, this will be a great helping App for anyone who loses his / her device as it will help remote access to remove important data etc.

[Via Google Enterprise Blog]