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Android Application Security Essentials by Pragati Ogal Rai

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Device administration capabilities

Starting with Android 2.2, Android has added increasing capabilities to make Android ready for enterprise. Each subsequent release has improved upon existing capabilities and added more to it. The following table lists when a specific enterprise capability was added in the Android stack. This section will focus on some of these capabilities:

Android release

Enterprise features

Froyo (release 2.2)

  • Password policy
  • Remote wipe
  • Remote locks

Gingerbread (release 2.3)

  • SIP support

Honeycomb (release 3.0)

  • Encryption and password policy for tablets
  • System encryption for tablets

Ice cream sandwich (release 4.0)

  • Extended system encryption, encryption and password policies to devices
  • Certificate management capabilities ...

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