What is OEMConfig?

Announced at the Android Enterprise Summit 2018, OEMConfig offers one of the most significant changes to Android management, specifically in terms of speed to market for new management capabilities, in recent years. To understand the significance, let’s start with context. History The following will sound familiar to anyone who has read What is Android enterprise and why is it used? Check out the introduction to Android enterprise for the full story. In the beginning and prior to the introduction of Android enterprise with Android 5.0, the Android management landscape was fragmented and inconsistent. As Google remained mostly hands-off beyond introducing … read more.

On the 29th of May, HMD Global introduced three new devices for 2018: the Nokia 2.1, the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 5.1 First, just because it’s equally worthy of a mention and I’d like to briefly touch on it, the Nokia 2.1 is a welcome upgrade to 2017’s Nokia 2, touting double the processing power and a larger screen on a version of Android far less resource intensive – Oreo Go. Those who have had any hands-on with the Nokia 1 will understand how well Oreo Go handles such minimal resources, so on the Nokia 2.1 it should fly … read more.

The Android enterprise Summit has been, for what I’d imagine anyone who’s followed anything I do online for a minute or two would agree for obvious reasons, one of my most eagerly anticipated events of the year. Although a lot of the content wasn’t necessarily new information for me, I did come away learning of a few new features heading to the Android ecosystem in the near future, as well as further details on previous announcements, particularly with the upcoming release of P. There are some really good things to come. Those of you who were around during the summit … read more.

I’m attending MobileIron LIVE 2018 on the 16th and 17th of May. Follow along below, or feel free to head over to the Discuss topic for live updates. I’ll be arriving a little late so will miss the opening, but I’ll look to circle back around to that when I get there. Something to say? Questions for the MobileIron team? Leave a comment below and I’ll aim to answer!

Earlier this month, VMware announced version 9.4 of their popular UEM solution and with it, both a stronger focus on Android enterprise and a rebranding exercise to bring the platform closer in line with VMware’s range of other products: This update therefore bids farewell to the AirWatch name, brand and colour scheme of old, other than the odd references here and there, and completes the brand unification that I imagined would be somewhat inevitable following the AirWatch acquisition some years ago: The rebrand has certainly raised a few eyebrows across the industry, however in reality the name change doesn’t mean … read more.

May 8th marks the first day of the Android enterprise Partner Summit, offering attendees a wide array of talks, demos, and information across two dedicated tracks (technical & go to market). Given the success of 2017’s summit (see reference for that here) I’m super excited to be attending. As a bit of an experiment and a first of its kind for the site, I’m going to be live-blogging the event (not religiously, but certainly highlights) throughout day one and two. The feed for that is below! For live updates without refreshing the page and to get involved with questions or … read more.

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