Skip to main content

Making it easier to set up Android devices as company-owned



When employees set up their phones and tablets as company-owned devices, they give your organization full control over those devices—allowing you to apply policies regarding app installation, network settings, security options, and more. This helps protect your users and your corporate data.


If you have advanced mobile device management but don’t register your company-owned devices in the Admin console, your users must choose to set up their devices as company-owned.

To encourage more users to make this choice, we’ll start showing the screen below to all users who add their G Suite account to a new Android device before adding their personal account.

This change will start rolling out on September 19th, 2018; please note that it may take several weeks for it to take effect for all users.


Currently, your users only see this choice if your organization has Device Owner mode enabled. That option will disappear from the Admin console on September 19th.

Note that users will only see the screen and option above on new (and recently factory-reset) devices running Android 6.0 or higher.



Allowing users to install any app from the managed Google Play store

In addition to the change outlined above, we’re making it easier to install apps on company-owned Android devices and work profiles.

Currently, you have to actively whitelist apps to make them available to your users. Starting on September 19th, users with company-owned Android devices and work profiles will be allowed to install any app from the managed Google Play store by default. If you don’t want your users to do this, you can choose to restrict app availability to whitelisted apps.

Popular Posts

Life at Finetech - Episode 2 - Support Engineering

Transform item advancements into key customer arrangements. The foundation of Finetech prosperity, the record directors, specialists, administrators, and experts in these parts are altogether devoted to first rate customer support. 

In the case of consulting with 300 organizations around Sri Lanka and abroad, explaining specialized difficulties for independent companies, or surfacing item advertisements in simply the correct place, we grow new business openings while expanding the utilization of our item offerings.

Finetech Support Team , is playing an important role in the field of business.Lets hear about the experience of the Support Engineering team.

This is Chamathka Fernando , Renewal & Customer Support specialist at Finetech.

7 years of previous experience while achieving a Degree in Business management , HND in Human Resource Management  ( University of Dublin)  and HND in Marketing. She is also an Old Bridgateen with passion and well known for undertaking and consulting the e…

Life at Finetech - Episode 4 - Software Engineering 1

In the case of consulting with 400+ organizations around Sri Lanka and abroad, explaining specialized difficulties for independent companies, and providing with significant solutions, we grow new business openings while expanding the utilization of our item offerings.
Finetech Software Team, is playing an important role in the field of business. Lets hear about the experience of the Software Engineering Team.
The team is crushing it — the road-map is clear, features are taking shape. The product manager is happy with the progress. Engineers are excited about their tasks upto now. Maintaining that rhythm is the first pillar of the tech lead’s job. Lets hear the story of Tech Lead @ Finetech.
Raminda Dayananda- Tech Lead



5 years of experience while achieving a Bsc Degree in Management and IT from University of Kelaniya, He is also an old Maliyadevian with passion and well known for undertaking and leading the software engineering team at Finetech.

Let's hear what Raminda says,

" It …

Keep your information safe with new security updates of Gmail : Update

Keeping organization information secure is need one, and that begins with ensuring the devices that your workers utilize each day. We're continually adding security highlights to enable organizations to remain in front of potential dangers, and are eager to declare new security highlights for Gmail clients, including early phishing discovery utilizing machine learning, click-time notices for malevolent connections, unintended outside answer notices and inherent barriers against new dangers.

New machine learning models in Gmail to piece phishing 

Machine learning enables Gmail to piece subtle spam and phishing messages from appearing in your inbox with more than 99.9 percent precision. This is immense, given that 50-70 percent of messages that Gmail gets are spam. We're proceeding to enhance spam location exactness with early phishing identification, a devoted machine learning model that specifically postpones messages (under 0.05 percent of messages by and large) to perform tho…