Believe it or not, Android for Work is still alive, though we don’t hear much about it these days. Well, that’s changing today as Google has provided us some great news about it. Android for Work has announced that all four major wireless carriers along with new companies have signed on to back Android for Work. It will allow employees to access their work apps on their own personal phone instead of having to carry around two phones from two different carriers.
Yes, that means Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are supporting Google with furthering more security for Android. Other carriers in different regions have already helped Google out with the program, but with US carriers now taking a shot at it, hopefully more companies will recommend it to their employees for use on their phones and or tablets along with even the carriers current customers. It’s a great way to activate new business lines to businesses who would enjoy their information to be more private.
Features for Android for Work:
- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), so you don’t have to get a new one.
- Separate personal apps from business apps meaning your work apps have a specific badge to separate them from your personal ones.
- Use built in business apps that comes pre-installed such as Google Docs, Slides, Mail, Contacts, and more.
- Download business apps from the Play Store
- Control data and privacy which will help IT erase the phone if it gets lost or stolen.
Android for Work on supported Lollipop devices offers a dedicated Work Profile with security, management and application support built-in. For all other devices, Ice Cream Sandwich and newer, users can enjoy similar functionality through a downloadable app.
With Android for Work starting to be used by more carriers and businesses, do you plan on using it with your job or business if you have not already? Leave a comment below, or on Google +, Facebook, or Twitter.