10 Mysteries of       Android         Presented by Frank Schloendorn1
Attending Has it‘s Privileges • As an attendee of today‘s   webinar, you may be   eligible to receive a free   Samsung Gal...
Let’s continue the conversation!@MaaS360 [Share comments, continue   Q&A, suggest future topics]       #MaaS360Webinar   C...
A Brief State of Affairs • Took less than 3 years for Android to become   world‘s best-selling smartphone platform • Tradi...
Mystery 1 (Poll Question 1) • In the world of Android, which would   most people probably prefer?    – An Éclair?    – Som...
Mystery 1: Naming the Android OS Releases                                         • Did you Know?         Release Version ...
Mystery 2: How the heck do I capture screenshots? • Android 4.0+    – Finally! - use the built in screenshot shortcut     ...
Mystery 3 • Which Android OS version line is the most   widely deployed?   – 2.2.x   – 2.3.x   – 3.x   – 4.x    8         ...
Mystery 3 • Answer   – 2.3.x (as of 4/2/2012)    9                    9
Mystery 3: Fragmentation—is it really that bad? • Forms of fragmentation:    – Variety of deployed Android OS versions    ...
Mystery 3: Fragmentation—is it really that bad? • Did you know?    – Fragmentation is getting better! Look at the      dif...
Mystery 4 (Poll Question 2) • What level of encryption does your   company desire in mobile devices?    – Encryption is ni...
Mystery 4: The Encryption Dilemma • Android 3.x and 4.x natively support encryption    – Hardware based    – No SD card en...
Mystery 5: Sense, Blur, TouchWiz, what? • Being an open source OS, vendors are able to   add their own flair to their devi...
Mystery 5: What are Vendor Customizations? • Some of the ‗features‘ offered by these   custom interfaces:    –    Addition...
Mystery 6 • What is CyanogenMod?   – A third-party VPN application for Android?   – Custom firmware for Android devices?  ...
Mystery 6: Custom ROMs – Good or Bad? • Custom ROMs are a unique feature of Android    – Not possible with iOS devices    ...
Mystery 7: (Poll Question 3) • What vendor makes your current mobile   device?    –   Samsung    –   Apple    –   HTC    –...
Mystery 7: Google Reference Devices • There is a reference device for each release    – No/limited provider/vendor customi...
Mystery 8 • Which of the following limits the timing   and availability of new versions of the   Android OS to existing de...
Mystery 8: Where‘s My Update?! • Updates have to go through multiple channels    – Vendor    – Provider    – Beta program ...
Mystery 9 • Which of the following devices do NOT   run the Android Operating System?   –   Smartphones   –   Treadmills  ...
Mystery 9: It‘s Not Just for Mobile Devices • Android OS powers more than just   smartphones and tablets    – TV set top b...
Mystery 9: It‘s Not Just for Mobile Devices • Android@Home- The next big thing?    24                 24
Mystery 10 (Poll Question 4) • Are you allowing Android devices to   access corporate resources?    – Yes, we do    – Not ...
Mystery 10: Androids as Business Devices • MYTH:    – Androids do not make good business devices • FACTS:    – Google has ...
Mystery 10: Androids as Business Devices • What does the base OS support?    – C2DM (Cloud 2 Device Messaging) – allows fo...
Mystery 10: Androids as Business Devices • What have third-parties added?    – Email clients that support encryption    – ...
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Fiberlink experts debunk Android myths and show how enterprises can embrace an Android Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.

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  • Answer:SOME GINGERBREADWhy?Gingerbread is the friendly name for Android version 2.3 Operating SystemÉclair and Donut are the friendly names for earlier versions of the Android OS
  • Answer:SOME GINGERBREADWhy?Gingerbread is the friendly name for Android version 2.3 Operating SystemÉclair and Donut are the friendly names for earlier versions of the Android OS
  • Version 2.0 and 2.1 both names Éclair (perhaps because they were released so closely?)When you think about it, the mnemonic being used in naming these operating systems is quite amusing and may just be a clever marketing technique to cause excitement in the android world pending new releases.If pattern stays true, then 1.0 and 1.1 should have had dessert names starting with A and B respectively. Any guesses?
  • Ice cream sandwhich has vol + power down to capture screenshot – sent to gallery
  • Almost 2/3 of devices are running 2.3.x versions
  • OS Versions: 20 + major/minor in last yearHardware Specs: Camera (front and back), processor speed/type, memory, screen size, NFC support.Vendor customizations:UI tweaks, custom software, additional security features (encryption)Mobile provider customizations: Additional UI tweaks, software, disabled options, etc.
  • 2.2 and up are very much corporate focused
  • Google actually doesn’t recommend SD card slots be added to devices running 3.x and 4.xMotorola has numerous devices with encryption supportSamsung also has a couple
  • *Note – Motorola has scaled back MotoBlur in the last year to be much less intrusive and *heavy*
  • *Note – Motorola has scaled back MotoBlur in the last year to be much less intrusive and *heavy*Most vendors cutting back with ICS
  • Yes, you should be careful and no the ROM you are applyingDid you know?The device needs to be rooted to apply the custom firmware/ROM – but once applied, the root can be removedAndroid Market (Play Store) has numerous modding apps available (Rom Manager is most popular)Honeycomb 3.0 Android 3.0 has the fewest amount of custom ROMs available
  • Google doesn’t show favorites in the hardware world (even though they bought Motorola)Nexus seems to be the name google assigns to reference devices (with exception of xoom)Rumored that google will release another reference device type tablet sometime this Summer (asus or samsung)LG is rumored to be in disucssion with Google to make the next Nexus phone
  • Answer: all of the above
  • We have seen cases where vendors rush out updates only to have them pulled due to issues
  • Answer: They all can!
  • There are very few cross platform automation solutions available. The ones that are fairly complex to implementScreen scrapers are most popular
  • Motorola is biggest vendor of business level devicesCheck for devices that are Motorola's Enterprise Device Management (EDM) API.http://developer.motorola.com/products/?filters=1425#filter/
  • Joe to coverQuotes from article:“MaaS360 is our Clear Choice Winner based on its strong overall performance, particularly its ease of use.”“MaaS360 initially shocked us it was so simple to deploy.”“Everything was easy to set up.”
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  • 10 Mysteries of Android

    1. 1. 10 Mysteries of Android Presented by Frank Schloendorn1
    2. 2. Attending Has it‘s Privileges • As an attendee of today‘s webinar, you may be eligible to receive a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 • Stay tuned… details are at the end of today‘s event 2
    3. 3. Let’s continue the conversation!@MaaS360 [Share comments, continue Q&A, suggest future topics] #MaaS360Webinar Click the link in the chat window to tweet about today’s webinar @MaaS360
    4. 4. A Brief State of Affairs • Took less than 3 years for Android to become world‘s best-selling smartphone platform • Traditionally criticized from a security perspective • Today‘s tech-savvy workforce wants corporate resources on their personal devices • BYOD/Consumerization movement means enterprise will need to find a way to manage Android devices • Some numbers: – 800+ different Android devices in market – 450K apps on Android Market (Google Play) – 850K Android device activations a day 4 4
    5. 5. Mystery 1 (Poll Question 1) • In the world of Android, which would most people probably prefer? – An Éclair? – Some Gingerbread? – A Donut? 5 5
    6. 6. Mystery 1: Naming the Android OS Releases • Did you Know? Release Version Date Friendly Name – Each major release 1.0 Sep-08 <none> since 1.5 is named after a dessert 1.1 Feb-09 <none> 1.5 Apr-09 Cupcake – Released alphabetically 1.6 Sep-09 Donut – Version 5.x, Jelly Bean? 2.0 Oct-09 Éclair – Google has 2.1 Jan-10 Éclair acknowledged the 2.2 May-10 Froyo trend, but keeps reason 2.3 Dec-10 Gingerbread a secret 3.0 May-11 Honeycomb 4.0 Oct-11 Ice Cream Sandwich 6 6
    7. 7. Mystery 2: How the heck do I capture screenshots? • Android 4.0+ – Finally! - use the built in screenshot shortcut (power + volume down) – Vendors may add additional methods • Before Android 4.0 – No built in way to get screenshots – Some vendors may add this in • Workarounds – Market apps (requires rooting device) – Use Google SDK tools plus utilities (droidatscreen) 7 7
    8. 8. Mystery 3 • Which Android OS version line is the most widely deployed? – 2.2.x – 2.3.x – 3.x – 4.x 8 8
    9. 9. Mystery 3 • Answer – 2.3.x (as of 4/2/2012) 9 9
    10. 10. Mystery 3: Fragmentation—is it really that bad? • Forms of fragmentation: – Variety of deployed Android OS versions – Variety in hardware specs – Variety in vendor/mobile provider customizations • The challenges of fragmentation – Staggered update releases – Development can be a bit tougher – Features aren‘t always consistent • The benefits of fragmentation – Flexibility/individuality – Additional features (security, etc.) at the vendor level 10 10
    11. 11. Mystery 3: Fragmentation—is it really that bad? • Did you know? – Fragmentation is getting better! Look at the difference between 6 months ago and today Version Oct-11 Apr-12 4.x N/A 2.90% 3.x 1.80% 3.30% 2.3.x 38.70% 63.70% 2.2.x 45.30% 23.10% 2.1 11.70% 6% 1.6 1.40% 0.70% 1.5 1.10% 0.30% 11 11
    12. 12. Mystery 4 (Poll Question 2) • What level of encryption does your company desire in mobile devices? – Encryption is nice, but not a must-have – We need email encryption – We need email and/or other app level encryption – We need full device (hardware) encryption 12 12
    13. 13. Mystery 4: The Encryption Dilemma • Android 3.x and 4.x natively support encryption – Hardware based – No SD card encryption (but vendors may add) – Can only be undone by resetting device • Pre Android 3.x – Some vendors offer with hardware and/or software encryption (Motorola, Samsung) on certain devices – Device and SD card available – Some third-party email apps (Touchdown) offer encryption for email – Any vendor can choose to encrypt their data/traffic • Encryption status is readable by other security apps 13 13
    14. 14. Mystery 5: Sense, Blur, TouchWiz, what? • Being an open source OS, vendors are able to add their own flair to their devices • The most popular way is by modifying the front end (home screen) of the device to support some vendor specific features – Samsung = TouchWiz – Motorola = MOTOBLUR* – HTC = Sense – No customizations = Vanilla 14 14
    15. 15. Mystery 5: What are Vendor Customizations? • Some of the ‗features‘ offered by these custom interfaces: – Additional home screens/Customizable docks – Altered app scrolling – Custom widgets & Applications – Shortcuts to common settings (such as enabling/disabling of radios) • What does it all mean? – Somewhat personal preference – Allows vendor to add their own touch and benefits – Some items may make their way to future Android releases 15 15
    16. 16. Mystery 6 • What is CyanogenMod? – A third-party VPN application for Android? – Custom firmware for Android devices? – The original code name for Android 4.0 – A new dating website for Android lovers 16 16
    17. 17. Mystery 6: Custom ROMs – Good or Bad? • Custom ROMs are a unique feature of Android – Not possible with iOS devices – Possible because Android OS is open source – Requires root access/unlocked boot loader to apply • Some of the benefits – Remove ―bloatware‖ – Add applications as system level apps (can‘t be removed by end user) – Add features not available in the base Android OS – Enhance customizability of the OS Interface – Upgrade the base Android version on devices that vendors have not/will not upgrade (extend life) 17 17
    18. 18. Mystery 7: (Poll Question 3) • What vendor makes your current mobile device? – Samsung – Apple – HTC – LG – Motorola – Other 18 18
    19. 19. Mystery 7: Google Reference Devices • There is a reference device for each release – No/limited provider/vendor customizations – Stock Android ROM • List of devices – HTC Nexus One (2.2), Samsung Nexus S (2.3), Motorola Xoom (3.0), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (4.0) • Benefits – First to receive any updates/good for development – No vendor code/customizations (pure Android exp) • Shortcomings – Tied to single provider at first – Vendor customizations are sometimes a good thing 19 19
    20. 20. Mystery 8 • Which of the following limits the timing and availability of new versions of the Android OS to existing devices? – Limitation/variations in hardware specs devices – Capabilities of the devices (processor speed, memory, etc.) – Vendor customizations to the OS (Sense, TouchWiz, etc.) – Provider customizations to the OS (Verizon, Sprint, etc.) 20 20
    21. 21. Mystery 8: Where‘s My Update?! • Updates have to go through multiple channels – Vendor – Provider – Beta program • Needs to be tested against various hardware • Time from initial release to specific device release varies – Unfortunately, not a quick process – In the end, creates a more stable product – Remember devices older than 18 months may not get major upgrades 21 21
    22. 22. Mystery 9 • Which of the following devices do NOT run the Android Operating System? – Smartphones – Treadmills – Tablets – Refrigerators – Set top (TV) media boxes 22 22
    23. 23. Mystery 9: It‘s Not Just for Mobile Devices • Android OS powers more than just smartphones and tablets – TV set top boxes (Google TV) – Built into some TVs – Refrigerators – Exercise equipment – Car stereos – And more… 23 23
    24. 24. Mystery 9: It‘s Not Just for Mobile Devices • Android@Home- The next big thing? 24 24
    25. 25. Mystery 10 (Poll Question 4) • Are you allowing Android devices to access corporate resources? – Yes, we do – Not today, but we are planning/considering it – We have no plans to permit such access 25 25
    26. 26. Mystery 10: Androids as Business Devices • MYTH: – Androids do not make good business devices • FACTS: – Google has continued to add business-friendly features to the OS since v2.0 – Open source nature has allowed other vendors to also include/add more business features – Third-party MDM solutions can give great control and monitoring of these devices 26 26
    27. 27. Mystery 10: Androids as Business Devices • What does the base OS support? – C2DM (Cloud 2 Device Messaging) – allows for real-time communication with the device (Android 2.2+) – Hardware-level encryption (Android 3.0+) – Additional APIs in each release – Configure corp. settings (proxy, wireless, some VPN) – Security (passcode, exchange policies, etc.) • What have vendors added? – Hardware- and software/app-level encryption – Addition VPN options – Additional business apps – Advanced APIs for control and security 27 27
    28. 28. Mystery 10: Androids as Business Devices • What have third-parties added? – Email clients that support encryption – Security apps for malware and threat detection • Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions can help bridge gaps – Application monitoring and enforcement – Remote Wipe & Selective Wipe capabilities – Management of corporate settings – Enforcement of security policies (passcode, roaming, GPS, etc.) 28 28
    29. 29. 2012 Global Mobile Awards MaaS360 wins Best Enterprise Mobile Service Judges’ comments • "This demonstrates genuine understanding of enterprise user issues, and enables straightforward and cost-effective mobile device management.“ Who we beat • Good Technology for Good for Enterprise (GFE) • MobileIron for MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform Release 4.5 for Android • Virtela Technology Services Incorporated for Cloud-based Mobile Device Management • Portugal Telecom and ClickSoftware for ClickMobile • Enterproid for Divide™ 29
    30. 30. Let’s continue the conversation!@MaaS360 [Share comments, continue Q&A, suggest future topics] #MaaS360Webinar Click the link in the chat window to tweet about today’s webinar @MaaS360
    31. 31. Take a Stab, Get a Tab1. Start a MaaS360 MDM free trial2. Buy MaaS360 by May 31, 20123. Get one (1) Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) for free *Offer available only to attendees of this live webinar (Ten Mysteries of Android) and new Fiberlink customers that start a free trial of MaaS360 on April 12, 2012. Must purchase a minimum of 50 MaaS360 licenses with twelve (12) month subscription by May 31, 2012. Limited to one (1) Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) per company. 31
    32. 32. Questions or follow-up?Wrap Up fschloendorn@fiberlink.com bchristini@fiberlink.com• Upcoming Webinars (http://maasters.maas360.com/webinars) – April 24 – Getting Started with MaaS360 – April 26 - BYOD: Striking a Balance—Employee Privacy and IT Governance• Past Webinars (http://links.maas360.com/webinars) – Best Practices for Implementing a BYOD Program – The new iPad Goes to Work – What‘s New in Ice Cream Sandwich?• Plus lots of How-To content on our website – Mobile Device Management Best Practices • http://links.maas360.com/mdm – Mobile Device Management Glossary • http://links.maas360.com/mdm_glossary• Learn All About the Cloud (AATC) – Presented by The Software & Information Industry Association • http://siia.net/aatc/2012/video.asp 32

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