Dedicated device

The dedicated device solution set is designed for company-owned devices that fulfill a single use case, such as digital signage, ticket printing, or inventory management. This allows admins to further lock down the usage of a device to a single app or small set of apps, and prevents users from enabling other apps or performing other actions on the device.

Feature list

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1. Device provisioning

1.2. DPC identifier device provisioning Android 6.0+
End users can provision a fully managed device using a DPC identifier (e.g. "afw#").
1.3. NFC device provisioning Android 6.0+
IT admins can "bump" new or factory-reset devices with the EMMs NFC provisioning app to provision a device.
1.4. QR code device provisioning Android 7.0+
IT admins can use new or factory-reset device to scan a QR code generated by the EMM's console to provision the device.
1.5. Zero-touch enrollment Android 8.0+ (Pixel 7.1+)
IT admins can preconfigure devices purchased from authorized resellers and manage them using your EMM console.
1.6. Advanced zero-touch provisioning Android 7.0+
IT admins can automate much of the device enrollment process by deploying DPC registration details through zero-touch enrollment.

2. Device security

2.1. Device security challenge Android 5.0+
IT admins can set and enforce a device security challenge (e.g. PIN/pattern/password) of a certain type and complexity on managed devices.
2.3. Advanced passcode management Android 5.0+
IT admins can configure advanced password settings on devices.
2.4. Smart Lock management Android 6.0+
IT admins can control what trust agents in Android's Smart Lock feature are permitted to unlock devices.
2.5. Wipe and lock Android 5.0+
IT admins can use the EMM’s console to remotely lock and wipe work data from a managed device.
2.6. Compliance enforcement Android 5.0+
The EMM restricts access to work data and apps on devices that aren't in compliance with security policies.
2.7. Default security policies Android 5.0+
EMMs must enforce the specified security policies on devices by default, without requiring IT admins to configure or customize any settings in the EMM's console.
2.8. Security policies for dedicated devices Android 6.0+
Users cannot escape a locked down dedicated device to enable other actions.
2.9. SafetyNet support N/A
The EMM uses the SafetyNet Attestation API to ensure devices are valid Android devices.
2.10. Verify Apps enforcement Android 5.0+
IT admins can enable Verify Apps on devices.
2.11. Direct Boot support Android 7.0+
Direct Boot support ensures that the EMM's DPC is always active and able to enforce policy, even if an Android 7.0+ device has not been unlocked.
2.12. Hardware security management Android 5.1+
IT admins can lock down hardware elements of a device to ensure data-loss prevention.
2.13. Enterprise security logging Android 7.0+
IT admins can gather usage data from devices that can be parsed and programmatically evaluated for malicious or risky behavior.

3. Account and app management

3.1. Managed Google Play accounts enterprise enrollment N/A
IT admins can create a managed Google Play Accounts enterprise—an entity that allows managed Google Play to distribute apps to devices.
3.3. Managed Google Play device account provisioning Android 5.0+
The EMM can create and provision managed Google Play device accounts.
3.5. Silent app distribution N/A
IT admins can silently distribute work apps on users' devices without any user interaction.
3.6. Managed configuration management Android 5.0+
IT admins can view and silently set managed configurations for any app that supports managed configurations.
3.7. App catalog management N/A
IT admins can import a list of all the apps approved for their enterprise from managed Google Play (play.google.com/work).
3.8. Programmatic app approval N/A
The EMM's console uses the managed Google Play iframe to support Google Play's app discovery and approval capabilities
3.11. App license management N/A
IT admins can view and manage app licenses purchased in the managed Google Play from the EMM's console.
3.12. Google-hosted private app management N/A
IT admins can update Google-hosted private apps through the EMM console instead of through the Google Play console.
3.13. Self-hosted private app management N/A
IT admins can configure and publish self-hosted private apps.
3.14. EMM pull notifications N/A
This requirement is not applicable to the Android Management API.
3.15. API usage requirements N/A
The EMM implements Google's APIs at scale, avoiding traffic patterns that could negatively impact customers' ability to manage apps in production environments.
3.16. Advanced managed configuration management Android 5.0+
The EMM supports managed configurations with up to four levels of nested settings and can retrieve and display any feedback sent from a Play app.
3.17. Web app management N/A
IT admins can create and distribute web apps in the EMM console.
3.18. Managed Google Play account lifecycle management Android 5.0+
The EMM can create, update, and delete managed Google Play Accounts on behalf of IT admins.

4. Device management

4.1. Runtime permission policy management Android 6.0+
IT admins can silently set a default response to all runtime permission requests made by work apps.
4.2. Runtime permission grant state management Android 6.0+
After setting a default runtime permission policy, IT admins can silently set responses for specific permissions from any work app built on API 23 or above.
4.3. WiFi configuration management Android 6.0+
IT admins can silently provision enterprise WiFi configurations on managed devices.
4.4. WiFi security management Android 6.0+
IT admins can provision enterprise WiFi configurations on managed devices.
4.5. Advanced WiFi management Android 6.0+
IT admins can lock down WiFi configurations on managed devices, to prevent users from creating new configurations or modifying corporate configurations.
4.6. Account management Android 5.0+
IT admins can ensure that only authorized corporate accounts can interact with corporate data for services such as SaaS storage and productivity apps, or email.
4.8. Certificate management Android 5.0+
Allows IT admins to deploy identity certificates and certificate authorities to devices in order to enable access to corporate resources.
4.9. Advanced certificate management Android 7.0+
Allows IT admins to silently select the certificates that should be used by specific managed apps.
4.10. Delegated certificate management Android 6.0+
IT admins can distribute a third-party certificate management app to devices and grant that app privileged access to install certificates into the managed keystore.
4.11. Advanced VPN management Android 7.0+
Allows IT admins to specify an Always On VPN to ensure that data from specified managed apps will always go through a configured VPN.
4.13. Advanced IME management Android 5.0+
IT admins can control what input methods (IMEs) users can configure for their devices.
4.14. Accessibility services management Android 5.0+
IT admins can control what accessibility services can be enabled on users' devices.
4.16. Advanced location sharing management Android 5.0+
IT admins can enforce a given location sharing setting on a managed device.
4.17. Factory reset protection management Android 5.1+
Enables IT admins to protect company-owned devices from theft by ensuring only authorized users can factory reset devices.
4.18. Advanced app control Android 5.0+
IT admins can prevent the user from uninstalling or otherwise modifying managed apps through Settings.
4.19. Screen capture management Android 5.0+
IT admins can block users from taking screenshots when using managed apps.
4.20. Disable cameras Android 5.0+
IT admins can disable use of device cameras by managed apps.
4.22. Advanced network statistics collection Android 6.0+
IT admins can query network usage statistics for an entire managed device.
4.23. Reboot device Android 7.0+
IT admins can remotely reboot managed devices.
4.24. System radio management Android 7.0+
Enables IT admins granular control over system network radios and associated usage policies.
4.25. System audio management Android 5.0+
IT admins can silently control device audio features.
4.26. System clock management Android 5.0+
IT admins can control device clock and timezone settings, and prevent users from modifying automatic device settings.
4.27. Advanced dedicated device features Android 6.0+
Provides IT admins with the ability to control more granular features dedicated devices to support a variety of kiosk use cases.

5. Device usability

5.1. Managed provisioning customization Android 7.0+
IT admins can modify the default managed provisioning flow UX to include enterprise-specific features.
5.4. Lock screen messages Android 7.0+
IT admins can set a custom message that's always displayed on the device lock screen, and does not require device unlock to be viewed.
5.5. Policy transparency management Android 7.0+
IT admins can customize the help text provided to users when they attempt to modify managed settings on their device, or deploy an EMM-supplied generic support message.
5.8. System update policy Android 6.0+
IT admins can configure and apply over-the-air (OTA) system updates for devices.
5.9. Lock task mode management Android 6.0+
IT admins can lock an app or set of apps to the screen, and ensure that users can't exit the app.
5.10. Persistent preferred activity management Android 5.0+
Allows admins to set an app as the default intent handler for intents that match a certain intent filter.
5.12. Advanced keyguard feature management Android 5.0+
IT admins can control advanced device keyguard (lock screen) features.
5.13. Remote debugging Android 7.0+
IT admins can retrieve debugging resources from users' devices without requiring users to take additional steps.
5.14. MAC address retrieval Android 7.0+
EMMs can silently fetch a device's MAC address, to be used to identify devices in other parts of the enterprise infrastructure.
5.15. Advanced lock task mode management Android 9.0+
When a lock task mode is enabled on a device, IT admins can use the EMM's console to enable and disable the home button, notifications, and other features.
5.16. Advanced system update policy Android 9.0+
IT admins can block system updates on a device for a specified freeze period.