Google adds Android device management features to Google Apps

Google have added a number of new device management features to the Premier Apps service, enabling administrators who have decided to run their email infrastructure from Google's cloud to enforce device usage policies onto devices as well as remotely lock and wipe them. The list of features includes the ability to:

  • 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

The new features appear in the Mobile section of the Apps Control Panel:

Google adds Android device management features to Google Apps
Google adds Android device management features to Google Apps

In order to apply these policies to an Android device running 2.2, you will first need to download the Google Apps Device Policy application from the Android Market.

You can read the official press release here - http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/10/bring-your-phone-to-work-day-ma...