Android enterprise device support

(Jason Bayton) #1

(byodmdm) #2

Interesting topic! But Google really need to focus on fixing the issues with Android 7.1 devices. For the better success should really need to offer Android Enterprise only for > Android 8.0 devices only ? as an BYOD managers we are facing various AE compatible device but not all devices are really not eligible. Google should really open an exclusive corporate Android Enterprise support contracts

(Jason Bayton) #3

Can you elaborate? I’ve covered a lot of 7.x+ devices which behave as I’d expect and generally recommend 7.x+ (rather than 6.x or lower) because of it.

(byodmdm) #4
  1. BYOD Device running with Android 7.1.1 OS forced to setup one lock password for Work Profile, Device
  2. Few Chinese device running with Android 7.1.X doesnt work normal

(Jason Bayton) #5

On 1. the option is certainly there to allow for one universal passcode, however:

  • For passcodes more stringent enforced via EMM it’ll only require it for work profile
  • For re-unifying the device and work profile passcode, the device inherits the work profile passcode

So arguably it’s not ideal, and is addressed in Android P, but equally it’ll enforce a passcode that’s compliant with company policy that will take precedence if required.

On 2. Chinese phones normally aren’t GMS certified and likely won’t have the necessary APIs to correctly run Android enterprise solutions adequately. If they are, it’s on the OEM to fix any issues they have.