Moki Total Control For Android Devices

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Google’s Android Team Android originally introduced support for the management of mobile devices in Android 2.2. Since then, company needs have evolved. Devices are being used in a wider variety of use cases than Android’s original device admin API was designed for. Some of these needs include: 

  • Distribution of business applications and management of their data through Google Play and managing the Google Accounts needed for this.
  • Managing very granular or specific Android device settings.
  • Granting or denying application permissions.
  • Creating and enforcing password policies on devices. 
  • Enforcing policies for software and application updates. 
  • And more. 

Google addressed these needs by releasing Android Enterprise (formerly called Android for Work). To learn more about Moki’s solution for Android Enterprise, click here

Although Android Enterprise provides an excellent solution for particular use cases and device types, there is still a strong need for Moki to continue providing a Device Admin Agent application for Android. Your specific use case might vary, but the primary use case for the Moki Agent is when your organization is deploying company-owned devices that perform a single task. Some of these needs include: 

  • Managing OEM Android devices that are not Android Enterprise certified. 
  • Managing OEM Android devices that do not have the Google Play Store installed (non-Google certified devices). 
  • Remote controlling devices without end-user interaction.  
  • Taking screenshots of devices without end-user interaction.
  • Installing apps, settings profiles, etc. without end-user interaction.  
  • Pulling and sending files from/to devices. 
  • Running custom scripts on devices. 
  • Performing firmware or OS updates to devices or attached peripherals. 
  • Locking down devices to multiple or single applications, with a fully customizable Watchdog feature. 
  • Controlling settings that Android Enterprise does not allow control over. 
  • Managing, controlling, and configuring Samsung devices via Samsung Knox APIs.
  • Purchasing devices with the Moki Agent application installed at the factory and enrolling them in your Moki account without touching them.
  • And more. 

There are pros and cons to each of Moki’s Android solutions. Depending on what you are trying to do and or the needs of your business, Moki’s Android Agent solution might be a better fit for your needs. Regardless of what your unique needs are, Moki has a solution for you.

Are you ready to start using Moki’s Android Agent solution for your project? Get started now!

Moki’s Android Agent (device admin) solution enables companies to secure, monitor, and remotely manage their company-owned, dedicated Android devices. Android Agent supports hundreds of Android devices from hundreds of Android device manufacturers. Moki’s Android Agent solution allows for consumer-grade and commercial-grade Android devices to become purpose-built devices that can perform a variety of tasks. Some of these tasks include locking the device down to a single application to operate as a kiosk, securing devices to process mobile payments, or locking the devices down to multiple applications, so that your employees have access to the tools they need for their job. Whatever your dedicated Android device needs are, Moki can help.

Device Admin History

Google’s Android Team Android originally introduced support for the management of mobile devices in Android 2.2. Since then, company needs have evolved. Devices are being used in a wider variety of use cases than Android’s original device admin API was designed for. Some of these needs include: 

  • Distribution of business applications and management of their data through Google Play and managing the Google Accounts needed for this.
  • Managing very granular or specific Android device settings.
  • Granting or denying application permissions.
  • Creating and enforcing password policies on devices. 
  • Enforcing policies for software and application updates. 
  • And more. 

Google addressed these needs by releasing Android Enterprise (formerly called Android for Work). To learn more about Moki’s solution for Android Enterprise, click here

Device Admin vs. Android Enterprise

What benefits does Moki’s Agent offer that Android Enterprise does not?

Although Android Enterprise provides an excellent solution for particular use cases and device types, there is still a strong need for Moki to continue providing a Device Admin Agent application for Android. Your specific use case might vary, but the primary use case for the Moki Agent is when your organization is deploying company-owned devices that perform a single task. Some of these needs include: 

  • Managing OEM Android devices that are not Android Enterprise certified. 
  • Managing OEM Android devices that do not have the Google Play Store installed (non-Google certified devices). 
  • Remote controlling devices without end-user interaction.  
  • Taking screenshots of devices without end-user interaction.
  • Installing apps, settings profiles, etc. without end-user interaction.  
  • Pulling and sending files from/to devices. 
  • Running custom scripts on devices. 
  • Performing firmware or OS updates to devices or attached peripherals. 
  • Locking down devices to multiple or single applications, with a fully customizable Watchdog feature. 
  • Controlling settings that Android Enterprise does not allow control over. 
  • Managing, controlling, and configuring Samsung devices via Samsung Knox APIs.
  • Purchasing devices with the Moki Agent application installed at the factory and enrolling them in your Moki account without touching them.
  • And more. 

In addition to the above features, Moki also provides you with the following key features:

  • Management of a few devices to tens of thousands of devices from one, easy to use, cloud-based platform. 
  • Management of your Android devices, as well as your Android and BrightSign devices, all from the same platform. 
  • Common MDM functions like rebooting of devices, changing device settings, updating device firmware, locking devices to a single or multiple applications, and more. 
  • Seeing detailed device information that is important to your business, including device identifiers, network status, app versions, device location, and more.
  • Configure and receive custom alerts, notifying you of critical issues. 
  • Ability to group devices and manage them on a group level. 
  • View devices on a map and interact with them based on their location. 
  • Create and assign custom user roles and permissions so that end-users have conditional access to your devices. 
  • And much more.

There are pros and cons to each of Moki’s Android solutions. Depending on what you are trying to do and or the needs of your business, Moki’s Android Agent might be a better fit for your needs. Regardless of what your unique needs are, Moki has a solution for you.

Are you ready to start using Moki’s Android Agent solution for your project? Get started now!

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