Category: Zebra Technologies

GMS in the Enterprise

I have recently concluded my 9 part series of posts looking at considerations around adopting Android GMS in an enterprise deployment. More and more developers and administrators select GMS when choosing Android devices but we see the same concerns and questions being raised from multiple people.  In putting this series together I hope to address…

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What’s New for Android ‘N’ and the impact on Zebra developers

I have just posted on the official Zebra dev portal on the developer changes around Android Nougat which is starting to roll out on Zebra devices: https://developer.zebra.com/community/android/android-forums/android-blogs/blog/2017/12/04/what-s-new-for-android-n-and-the-impact-on-zebra-developers .  This is focused on Enterprise use cases and supplements Google’s official documentation for 7.0 & 7.1. Multi-window Notification enhancements Doze light Background optimizations Data saver Quick Settings tile API…

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Preventing unattended application updates initiated via the Play Store

I have just published a blog at https://developer.zebra.com/community/android/android-forums/android-blogs/blog/2017/11/03/preventing-unattended-application-updates-initiated-via-the-play-store with some recommendations on how to prevent Google Play Store apps from automatically updating, with a focus on enterprise use cases. The summary is below but see the link for the full blog Disabling the Play Store entirely is a reliable way of ensuring no user or system…

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Location APIs available on GMS & AOSP devices

I have just published a blog at https://developer.zebra.com/community/android/android-forums/android-blogs/blog/2017/08/07/location-apis-available-on-gms-aosp-devices detailing the location APIs available on both GMS and non-GMS Android devices with a focus on Enterprise use cases.  This is device-centric, I do not go into all of the serverside components required to make a true locationing solution (the blog is long enough as it is!) but…

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