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Google Apps administrators now have a new toy to add to their box of goodies. Following the release of a new Admin Console and a new Admin SDK, Google has also rolled out a brand new Android app to the mix. For those in control and on the go, you now have the ability to add or suspend users, reset passwords, manage group memberships, directly contact users by phone or email, and audit the logs.

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It should come as no surprise, administrators are strongly encouraged to use a very strong lockscreen password on any logged in device, and accounts in the admin role must have API access enabled. If you happen to be in charge of a Google Apps account and want to manage users when you're away, Google Admin is free on the Play Store and runs on Android 2.3.3 and above.

Source: Official Google Blog

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • enoch861

    I still wish there was a real way to get a mobile version of the Admin Console..

    • Justin

      It (the admin console) works fine in Chrome on my tablet, though I can see this as being advantageous on my phone.

      • enoch861

        Thats a tablet. I was talking about phone. It looks terrible and unserviceable on my Note 2.

  • brianzion

    nexus 7
    This item is not compatible with your device.

  • ltredbeard

    why dont they just add an option to have a password prompt when you launch the app...like google wallet

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      ...or type in your accounts password, much like the Play Store.

    • Avrohom Eliezer Friedman

      Was wondering the same thing

  • Kcls

    Uses Chrome's icon guidelines... odd.

  • Mark Camilleri

    This SHOULD include reseller tools!

  • Steve Freeman

    Oh, I thought this was like an actual corporate level admin app for managing devices (akin to a BES server). :(

  • Floss

    I was hoping it was a Play account admin app. I'm still hoping for a first party app because Andlytics is constantly broken by the hidden API changes :(

  • didibus

    I thought this would be an app to centralize the control of all of my Google service settings. The google settings page is pretty bad, both in terms of design and functionality. I wish they did something to make it better, and centralized absolutely all settings to it.