My Devices

Just another step in Google's efforts to make Android more appealing to businesses - an update to the Google Apps Device Policy application has added three new features to make your Android device more secure:

  • Remote Location: Any Android 2.2+ device can be located remotely via GPS or by making it ring. The PIN or password can also be remotely reset.
  • Data Encryption: Android 3.0 introduced data encryption, and now Google Apps users have the ability to encrypt this data remotely as long as the App Device Policy is already installed on the device.
  • Google Apps Lookup: An entirely new app, Google Apps Lookup allows Apps users to find contact info for anybody in the Google Apps Global Address List.

These features will all be very helpful for business users, but hopefully we'll also see them make their way to non-Google Apps users some time in the future.

My Devices

Source: Google Enterprise Blog

  • the man

    This will make motoblur and HTC obsolete. Pretty awesome news.

  • http://www.emmeciwebdesign.com Marco

    "Google My Device" is very interesting, but i do NOT want that my IT team (administrators of my domain account) have the possibility to wipe all my data !!!!!
    Is it available another similar application that I can use with Gmail ?

    • david droddy

      anyone with a web domain can get the free version of Google Apps

      • http://www.emmeciwebdesign.com Marco

        Yes you are right, but My Device wants Google Apps Business that is not free :-(

  • http://www.boundlesstechnical.com/ Christina

    Great news! Motoblur users will love this!

  • PeterF

    Sweet! My university uses Google Apps so I logged in with that. I currently use MobileDefense. I'll leave both on for extra security. They need to make it available for everyone, though. Apple has Find my iPhone for everyone.