Verizon to Offer Split-Personality Androids
Verizon Wireless today announced a new offering for its business customers that will help them keep their employees' work and personal information separate on the same device. The service, called VMware Horizon Mobile, will allow IT departments to set up a sandboxed portion of an Android handset that contains work data and account information that remains entirely separate from the employee's personal information. The service doesn't require on-board software; rather, it can be provisioned over the air to new employee handsets. LG will be among the first to supply Verizon Wireless with VMware-ready Android smartphones.
LG V30 Hits Verizon Stores Today for $840
Verizon Wireless today shared details concerning its variant of the LG V30. The phone is available from today for $35 per month for 24 months on a Verizon device payment plan.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Verizon to Test AppFlash Search Tool On Some Android Phones
Verizon Wireless is prepared to roll out a new search tool on select Android handsets over the next few weeks. The tool, called Appflash, was developed by Evie.
Android for Work Targets Businesses
Google today updated its Android for Work initiative to better woo corporate users. Android for Work is a set of tools that allow businesses to better manage employee devices.
Samsung's Knox Platform Adds More BlackBerry Tools
Samsung and BlackBerry today announced that Samsung's Knox enterprise security service will adopt BlackBerry's WorkLife and SecuSUITE services. The WorkLife tool will let Samsung device owners keep their work and personal data separate on the device.