Google is trying to convince large firms to use its Android operating system
Google is trying to convince large firms to use its Android operating system by providing users with the ability to secure stolen or lost devices and help administrators encrypt data kept on tablets.
Mayur Kamat, product manager for Google Enterprise Mobility, said that the features can be accessed by all Android users who subscribe to Google Apps for Business and Google Apps for Education.
The services have been designed to help the mobile operating system to take advantage of businesses, government, and educational settings, where security is crucial.
A new edition of the Google Apps Device Policy app can be used to remotely access devices that use Android version 2.2 or higher. End users will then be able to locate missing devices and also reset the device's password if required.
The additions follow October's announcement of administrative controls that allowed remote wiping of missing devices.
Kamat said that more than 300,000 Android devices are being activated every day, up from 200,000 devices in October.
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