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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
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