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This article provides a high level overview of managing devices in Sophos Mobile with Android Enterprise. For more details, please see the Sophos Mobile admin guide which has further information.
Android Enterprise is a method for managing Android devices. It is not a product itself, rather is leveraged by device management solutions (such as Sophos Mobile) to manage Android devices.
Android Enterprise replaces its predecessor, ‘Device Admin’, which Google is phasing out. Compared to 'Device Admin', Android Enterprise provides greater control over devices, including remote app installs, app configuration and native support for Bring-Your-Own-Devices (BYOD).
With Sophos Mobile, customers can manage Android devices in two ways:
At a high level, below are the key steps for getting up and running with managing Android devices.
The Sophos Mobile admin guide provides much more detail on each of these points. Please refer to this for more specific information.
I recommend using the search function on the following page from Android to see if your devices are Android Enterprise capable. - Android Enterprise Devices
How can I configure Work Profile on a Fully Managed Device? This is possible since Android 10, but not in Sophos Mobile ??
If your device is enrolled in the Legacy Device Management mode, it is not possible to push a work-profile onto the mobile device. It must first be unenrolled and set up with Work Profile as the management mode.
In the following Recommended Read article this is also mentioned under "Enrolling in Android Enterprise Work Profile".- Move from Device Admin to Android Enterprise
If I misunderstood, please let me know.
Thank you for your response. No, I mean the "mix" of both modes. It is possible since Android 10 and would be the perfect solution for us. https://developers.google.com/android/work/overview#company-owned-devices-for-knowledge-workers
Thank you for clarifying. The mixed-use mode is not currently an option with Sophos Mobile.
If you would like to see this implemented in future versions of Sophos Mobile, I recommend raising a feature request on the following ideas page.
The Android operating system was originally developed by Android. Android was later acquired by Google. Other device manufacturers choose to implement this in different ways, or choose to make changes to the OS which affects the way the device behaves.
In some instances these changes will affect the way that Android Enterprise works on mobile devices making it incompatible. I strongly recommend verifying that the device(s) you wish to obtain will be compatible prior to obtaining them.
You can use the link I've shared in a previous comment to verify.
Qoosh said:I recommend using the search function on the following page from Android to see if your devices are Android Enterprise capable. - Android Enterprise Devices