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Google expands zero touch to Samsung, other Android devices

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Google is expanding its zero-touch to all Samsung devices and Android devices with at least Android 9.0 through an update in Play Services.

Users with Samsung devices now have the option to choose between Samsung Knox Mobile Enrolment or zero-touch.

Zero-touch enrolment is a process for Android devices to be provisioned for enterprise management. It offers deployment for corporate-owned Android devices by making it simple to configure devices and to make large scale roll outs fast, easy and secure for organisations, IT and employees.

Enterprises can integrate zero-touch into their existing enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. They can link their accounts to automatically configure and manage zero-touch devices from within their EMM console, instead of having to ultilise the zero-touch portal.

Google said the update removes friction from device configuration, since zero-touch now understands which EMM solution a customer is using and applies auto-generated configurations.

Zero-touch on all Android 9.0+ devices is rolling out now to resellers and will be supported by all zero-touch resellers by the end of 2020, it added.

EMM partners are currently adding the integrated zero-touch experience to their consoles, which is a new advanced feature available in all Android Enterprise Recommended EMMs in 2021.

Google launched Android zero-touch enrolment three years ago with an aim to make scaled deployment of Android devices seamless and secure.

“With zero-touch enrollment, our IT team enrolls and configures devices quickly — they’re ready for use with the right apps right out of the box,” Chadhi Mraghni, Director of Information Systems for O2 Care Services said in a statement.

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Printable version | Mar 6, 2021 11:42:44 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/google-expands-zero-touch-to-samsung-other-android-devices/article33083784.ece

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