In an effort to capitalize on the BYOD movement, Google has announced a slew of new Android device management features for enterprises.
The Google Apps for Business, Government and Education allow businesses to manage employee smartphones and tablets used for business from the Google Apps Admin console. Google has now added support for selected wipe, which allows users to remove Google Apps account data without having to wipe a user’s entire device. Additionally, users are now able to wipe SD cards in addition to internal memory during a full device wipe.
When it comes to security policies, Google has required enterprise users install the latest version of the Device Policy app in order to ensure security policies are enforced across all devices. Lastly, Google has added a feature to the Admin console that allows business leaders to enter Wi-Fi settings once and then automatically push the setting out to all managed Android devices.